Name: Mesoplasma lactucae (Rose et al. 1990) Tully et al. 1993

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Mycoplasma lactucae Rose et al. 1990

Etymology: L. fem. n. lactuca, lettuce; L. gen. fem. n. lactucae, of lettuce, referring to the plant from which the organism was first isolated

Type strains: 831-C4; ATCC 49193; NCTC 11718

16S rRNA gene accession number: M24479

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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