Name: Ureaplasma Shepard et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. urea, urea; Gr. neut. n. plasma, anything formed or moulded, image, figure, form; N.L. neut. n. Ureaplasma, urea form

Gender: neuter

Type species: Ureaplasma urealyticum Shepard et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Shepard MC, Lunceford CD, Ford DK, Purcell RH, Taylor-Robinson D, Razin S, Black FT. Ureaplasma urealyticum gen. nov., sp. nov.: proposed nomenclature for the human T (T-strain) mycoplasmas. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1974; 24:160-171.

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: 9
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 9
Total number of child taxa: 10

Parent taxon: Mycoplasmataceae Freundt 1955 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Robertson JA, Stemke GW, Davis JWJ, Harasawa R, Thirkell D, Kong F, Shepard MC, Ford DK. Proposal of Ureaplasma parvum sp. nov. and emended description of Ureaplasma urealyticum (Shepard et al. 1974) Robertson et al. 2001. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:587-597.

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