Etymology:Gr. pref.a-, not (inseparable prefix); N.L. neut. n.sterolum, sterol; L. vowel-e-, connecting vowel; Gr. neut. n.plasma, anything formed or moulded, image, figure, form; N.L. neut. n.Asteroleplasma, name intended to indicate that sterol is not required for growth
Robinson IM, Freundt EA. Proposal for an amended classification of anaerobic mollicutes. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1987; 37:78-81.
validly published under the ICNP
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: ATCC: 1.
According to Ludwig et al. (2021), this "species of Mollicutes affiliates with the Fibrobacteres and may need revision".Publication:
Ludwig W, Viver T, Westram R, Francisco Gago J, Bustos-Caparros E, Knittel K, Amann R, Rossello-Mora R. Release LTP_12_2020, featuring a new ARB alignment and improved 16S rRNA tree for prokaryotic type strains. Syst Appl Microbiol 2021; 44:126218.
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "ASPL" for this genus name but this does not appear to be of practical relevance any longer.Publication:
Pittman KF, Walczak CA, Lock CM. Codes and abbreviations for approved of effectively published names of genera of bacteria published from January 1980 to December 1990. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:571-579.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1