Name: Mesoplasma entomophilum (Tully et al. 1988) Tully et al. 1993

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Acholeplasma entomophilum Tully et al. 1988

Etymology: Gr. n. entomon, insect; N.L. neut. adj. philum, friend, loving; from Gr. neut. adj. philon; N.L. neut. adj. entomophilum, insect loving

Type strains: ATCC 43706; NCTC 11713; TAC

16S rRNA gene accession number: AF305693

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: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Mesoplasma 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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