Species Mycoplasma faucium

Name: Mycoplasma faucium Freundt et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: fau’ci.um L. pl. n. fauces -ium, the throat; L. gen. pl. n. faucium, of the throat

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 25293; DC333(T); NCTC 10174

16S rRNA gene: AF125590 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Freundt EA, Taylor-Robinson D, Purcell RH, Chanock RM, Black FT. Proposal of Mycoplasma buccale nom. nov. and Mycoplasma faucium nom. nov. for Mycoplasma orale "types" 2 and 3, respectively. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1974; 24:252-255.

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 faucium (Freundt et al. 1974) Gupta et al. 2018

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Freundt EA, Taylor-Robinson D, Purcell RH, Chanock RM, Black FT. Proposal of Mycoplasma buccale nom. nov. and Mycoplasma faucium nom. nov. for Mycoplasma orale "types" 2 and 3, respectively. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1974; 24:252-255.

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