Name: Acholeplasma pleciae (Tully et al. 1994) Knight 2004

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Mesoplasma pleciae Tully et al. 1994

Etymology: N.L. gen. n. pleciae, of Plecia, referring to the genus of corn maggot (Plecia sp.) from which the organism was first isolated

Type strains: ATCC 49582; NBRC 100476; PS-1

16S rRNA gene accession number: AY257485

Valid publication: Knight TFJ. Reclassification of Mesoplasma pleciae as Acholeplasma pleciae comb. nov. on the basis of 16S rRNA and gyrB gene sequence data. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1951-1952.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Knight TFJ. Reclassification of Mesoplasma pleciae as Acholeplasma pleciae comb. nov. on the basis of 16S rRNA and gyrB gene sequence data. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:1951-1952.

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