Genus "Candidatus Phytoplasma"

Name: "Candidatus Phytoplasma" Firrao et al. 2004

Category: Genus

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Phytoplasma, from phytos, Greek for plant and plasma, Greek for thing moulded

Gender: neuter

Type species: "Candidatus Phytoplasma tamaricis" Zhao et al. 2009

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: . 'Candidatus Phytoplasma', a taxon for the wall-less, non-helical prokaryotes that colonize plant phloem and insects. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1243-1255.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 54, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1911-1913.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0
Total number of child taxa: 47

Parent taxon: Acholeplasmataceae Edward and Freundt 1970 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Firrao G. The IRPCM Phytoplasma/Spiroplasma Working Team - Phytoplasma taxonomy group: ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma’, a taxon for the wall-less, non-helical prokaryotes that colonize plant phloem and insects. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2004; 54:1243-1255.

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