Name: Entomoplasma somnilux (Williamson et al. 1990) Tully et al. 1993

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Mycoplasma somnilux Williamson et al. 1990

Etymology: L. masc. n. somnus, sleep; L. fem. n. lux, light; N.L. n. somnilux, intended to mean sleeping light, referring to the quiescent pupal stage of the host from which the organism was isolated, which precedes the luminescent adult stage

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 49194; NCTC 11719; PYAN-1

16S rRNA gene: AY157871 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Tully JG, Bové JM, Laigret F, Whitcomb RF. Revised taxonomy of the class Mollicutes: proposed elevation of a monophyletic cluster of arthropod-associated mollicutes to ordinal rank (Entomoplasmatales ord. nov.), with provision for familial rank to separate species with nonhelical morphology (Entomoplasmataceae fam. nov.) from helical species (Spiroplasmataceae), and emended descriptions of the order Mycoplasmatales, family Mycoplasmataceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1993; 43:378-385.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Williamsoniiplasma somnilux (Williamson et al. 1990) Gupta et al. 2019

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Entomoplasma Tully et al. 1993

Assigned by: Tully JG, Bové JM, Laigret F, Whitcomb RF. Revised taxonomy of the class Mollicutes: proposed elevation of a monophyletic cluster of arthropod-associated mollicutes to ordinal rank (Entomoplasmatales ord. nov.), with provision for familial rank to separate species with nonhelical morphology (Entomoplasmataceae fam. nov.) from helical species (Spiroplasmataceae), and emended descriptions of the order Mycoplasmatales, family Mycoplasmataceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1993; 43:378-385.

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