Species Mycoplasma opalescens

Name: Mycoplasma opalescens Rosendal 1975 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: o.pa.les’cens L. n. opalus, precious stone, opal; N.L. neut. adj. opalescens, opalescent, referring to the opalescent film produced on solid medium

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 27921; MH5408; NCTC 10149

16S rRNA gene: AF221117 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Rosendal S. Canine mycoplasmas: serological studies of type and reference strains, with a proposal for the new species, Mycoplasma opalescens. Acta Pathologica et Microbiologica Scandinavica Section B 1975; 83:463-470.

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: Mycoplasmopsis opalescens (Rosendal 1975) Gupta et al. 2018

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Rosendal S. Canine mycoplasmas: serological studies of type and reference strains, with a proposal for the new species, Mycoplasma opalescens. Acta Pathologica et Microbiologica Scandinavica Section B 1975; 83:463-470.

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