Species Mycoplasma agassizii

Name: Mycoplasma agassizii Brown et al. 2001

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: a.gas.si’zi.i N.L. gen. masc. n. agassizii, of Agassiz, named after J. Louis R. Agassiz, a notable Swiss born American naturalist who first described the North American Testudinata (Agassiz, 1857) and after whom the desert tortoise was named (Cooper, 1863)

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 700616; CCUG 53180; PS6; The type strain is also available from the Mollicutes Culture Collection

16S rRNA gene: U09786 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Brown MB, Brown DR, Klein PA, McLaughlin GS, Schumacher IM, Jacobson ER, Adams HP, Tully JG. Mycoplasma agassizii sp. nov., isolated from the upper respiratory tract of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:413-418.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 51, part 2 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:795-796.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Mycoplasmopsis agassizii (Brown et al. 2001) Gupta et al. 2018

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Brown MB, Brown DR, Klein PA, McLaughlin GS, Schumacher IM, Jacobson ER, Adams HP, Tully JG. Mycoplasma agassizii sp. nov., isolated from the upper respiratory tract of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:413-418.

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