Name: Mollicutes Edward and Freundt 1967 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: L. adj. mollis, easily movable, pliant, flexible; L. fem. n. cutis, the skin; N.L. neut. pl. n. Mollicutes, class with pliable cell boundary

Gender: neuter

Type order: Mycoplasmatales Freundt 1955 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Edward DGf, Freundt EA. Proposal for Mollicutes as Name of the class established for the order Mycoplasmatales. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1967; 17:267-268.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: "Tenericutes" Murray 1984

Assigned by: Murray RGE. The higher taxa, or, a place for everything..? In: Krieg NR, Holt JG (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 1, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1984, p. 31-34.

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