Species Mycoplasma alkalescens

Name: Mycoplasma alkalescens Leach 1973 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

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

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 29103; NCTC 10135; PG 51

16S rRNA gene: U44764 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Leach RH. Further studies on classification of bovine strains of mycoplasmatales, with proposals for new species, Acholeplasma modicum and Mycoplasma alkalescens. J Gen Microbiol 1973; 75:135-153.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

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

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Leach RH. Further studies on classification of bovine strains of mycoplasmatales, with proposals for new species, Acholeplasma modicum and Mycoplasma alkalescens. J Gen Microbiol 1973; 75:135-153.

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