Species Mycoplasma lucivorax

Name: Mycoplasma lucivorax Williamson et al. 1990

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. fem. n. lux (gen. lucis), light; L. adj. vorax, ravenous, voracious, devouring; N.L. adj. lucivorax, light devouring, referring to the predacious habit of the host insect, which preys on other luminescent firefly species

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 49196; NCTC 11716; PIPN-2

16S rRNA gene: AF547212 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Williamson DL, Tully JG, Rose DL, Hackett KJ, Henegar R, Carle P, Bove JM, Colflesh DE, Whitcomb RF. Mycoplasma somnilux sp. nov., Mycoplasma luminosum sp. nov., and Mycoplasma lucivorax sp. nov., new sterol-requiring mollicutes from firefly beetles (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:160-164.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Williamsoniiplasma lucivorax (Williamson et al. 1990) Gupta et al. 2019

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Williamson DL, Tully JG, Rose DL, Hackett KJ, Henegar R, Carle P, Bove JM, Colflesh DE, Whitcomb RF. Mycoplasma somnilux sp. nov., Mycoplasma luminosum sp. nov., and Mycoplasma lucivorax sp. nov., new sterol-requiring mollicutes from firefly beetles (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:160-164.

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