Name: Mesoplasma seiffertii (Bonnet et al. 1991) Tully et al. 1993

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Acholeplasma seiffertii Bonnet et al. 1991

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. seiffertii, of Seiffert, in honor of Gustav Seiffert, a German microbiologist who performed pioneer studies on mollicutes that occur in soil and compost and do not require sterols for growth

Type strains: ATCC 49495; F7

16S rRNA gene accession number: AY351331

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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