Name:Mycoplasmamycoides (Borrel et al. 1910) Freundt 1955 (Approved Lists 1980)
Proposed as: comb. nov.
Gr. n. mukês -êtos, mushroom or other fungus; Gr. adj. suff.-oides, ressembling, similar; from Gr. suff. -eides, resembling, similar; from Gr. neut. n.eidos, that which is seen, form, shape, figure; N.L. adj.mycoides, fungus-like
Freundt EA. The classification of the pleuropneumonia group of organisms (Borrelomycetales). International Bulletin of Bacteriological Nomenclature and Taxonomy 1955; 5:67-78.
Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.
Nomenclatural type of the genus Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Nowak J. Morphologie, nature et cycle évolutif du microbe de la péripneumonie des bovidés. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris) 1929; 43:1330-1352.
In 2009, Manso-Silván et al., propose Mycoplasma leachii sp. nov. as a new species designation for Mycoplasma sp. bovine group 7 of Leach.Publication:
Manso-Silvan L, Vilei EM, Sachse K, Djordjevic SP, Thiaucourt F, Frey J. Mycoplasma leachii sp. nov. as a new species designation for Mycoplasma sp. bovine group 7 of Leach, and reclassification of Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides LC as a serovar of Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:1353-1358.
The bovine serogroup 7 (Mycoplasma sp. bovine group 7 of Leach) is more closely related to the two subspecies of Mycoplasma capricolum than to the two subspecies of Mycoplasma mycoides and this group might logically become a subspecies of Mycoplasma capricolum.Publication:
Bradbury JM. International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes. Subcommittee on the taxonomy of mollicutes. Minutes of the interim meetings, 13 and 19 July 2000, Fukuoka, Japan. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2001; 51:2227-2230.
The Subcommittee on the taxonomy of Mollicutes discussed the impact on the nomenclature of the Mollicutes of recent taxonomic studies on Mycoplasma mycoides indicating that it needed reclassification. Because Mycoplasma mycoides is the type species of the genus, any change in its name would have an impact on the names of all other organisms belonging to the genus, with noteworthy consequences on quarantine procedures and regulations. In order to avoid the social health issues that can arise following the renaming of regulated micro-organisms, a possible solution would be to define a new type species for the genus Mycoplasma. This option was discussed by the Subcommittee. Different opinions were expressed and no final recommendation was given.Publication:
Firrao G, Brown R. International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes. Subcommittee on the taxonomy of Mollicutes. Minutes of the meetings, 11 and 16 July 2010, Chianciano Terme, Italy. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2011; 61:695-697.
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