Species Mycoplasma flocculare

Name: Mycoplasma flocculare Meyling and Friis 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: floc.cu.la’re L. dim. n. flocculus, a small flock or tuft of wool; L. neut. suff. -are, suffix denoting pertaining to; N.L. neut. adj. flocculare, resembling a small floc of wool, referring to the tendency of the organism to form clumps of flocculent material in broth culture

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 27399; NCTC 10143

16S rRNA gene: X62699 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Meyling A, Friis NF. Serological identification of a new porcine mycoplasma species, M. flocculare. Acta Vet Scand 1972; 13:287-289.

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: Mesomycoplasma flocculare (Meyling and Friis 1972) Gupta et al. 2018

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Meyling A, Friis NF. Serological identification of a new porcine mycoplasma species, M. flocculare. Acta Vet Scand 1972; 13:287-289.

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