Name: Mycoplasmatales Freundt 1955 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Order

Proposed as: ord. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Mycoplasma -atos, type genus of the order; L. fem. pl. suff. -ales, ending to denote an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Mycoplasmatales, the Mycoplasma order

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Freundt EA. The classification of the pleuropneumonia group of organisms (Borrelomycetales). International Bulletin of Bacteriological Nomenclature and Taxonomy 1955; 5:67-78.

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


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

Parent taxon: Mollicutes Edward and Freundt 1967 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Edward DG, Freundt EA. Proposal for Mollicutes as name of the class established for the order Mycoplasmatales. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1967; 17:267-268.

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