Name: Metamycoplasma alkalescens (Leach 1973) Gupta et al. 2018

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Mycoplasma alkalescens Leach 1973 (Approved Lists 1980)

Etymology: al.ka.les’cens N.L. v. alkalesco, to make alkaline, referring to the reaction produced in arginine-containing media; N.L. part. adj. alkalescens, alkaline-making

Type strains: ATCC 29103; NCTC 10135; PG 51

16S rRNA gene: U44764 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Gupta RS, Sawnani S, Adeolu M, Alnajar S, Oren A. Phylogenetic framework for the phylum Tenericutes based on genome sequence data: proposal for the creation of a new order Mycoplasmoidales ord. nov., containing two new families Mycoplasmoidaceae fam. nov. and Metamycoplasmataceae fam. nov. harbouring Eperythrozoon, Ureaplasma and five novel genera. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2018; 111:1583-1630.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 184. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:3379-3393.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Parent taxon: Metamycoplasma Gupta et al. 2018

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Sawnani S, Adeolu M, Alnajar S, Oren A. Phylogenetic framework for the phylum Tenericutes based on genome sequence data: proposal for the creation of a new order Mycoplasmoidales ord. nov., containing two new families Mycoplasmoidaceae fam. nov. and Metamycoplasmataceae fam. nov. harbouring Eperythrozoon, Ureaplasma and five novel genera. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2018; 111:1583-1630.

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