Name: Mesoplasma photuris Tully et al. 1994

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. n. photuris, of Photuris, referring to the genus of firefly beetle (Photuris sp.) from which the organism was first isolated

Type strains: ATCC 49581; PUPA-2

16S rRNA gene accession number: AY177627

Valid publication: Tully JG, Whitcomb RF, Hackett KJ, Rose DL, Henegar RB, Bove JM, Carle P, Williamson DL, Clark TB. Taxonomic descriptions of eight new non-sterol-requiring mollicutes assigned to the genus Mesoplasma. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:685-693.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Mesoplasma Tully et al. 1993

Assigned by: Tully JG, Whitcomb RF, Hackett KJ, Rose DL, Henegar RB, Bove JM, Carle P, Williamson DL, Clark TB. Taxonomic descriptions of eight new non-sterol-requiring mollicutes assigned to the genus Mesoplasma. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:685-693.

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