Species Mycoplasma capricolum

Name: Mycoplasma capricolum Tully et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. n. caper -pri, the male goat; N.L. suff. -colus -a -um, dwelling; from L. v. incolere, to dwell or abide in a place, to inhabit; N.L. neut. adj. capricolum, dwelling in a male goat

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 27343; California kid; CIP 104620; NCTC 10154

16S rRNA gene: U26045 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Tully JG, Barile MF, Edward DG, Theodore TS, Erno H. Characterization of some caprine mycoplasmas, with proposals for new species, mycoplasma capricolum and mycoplasma putrefaciens. J Gen Microbiol 1974; 85:102-120.

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: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Tully JG, Barile MF, Edward DG, Theodore TS, Erno H. Characterization of some caprine mycoplasmas, with proposals for new species, mycoplasma capricolum and mycoplasma putrefaciens. J Gen Microbiol 1974; 85:102-120.

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