Species Mycoplasma pirum

Name: Mycoplasma pirum Del Giudice et al. 1985

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: pi’rum L. neut. n. pirum, pear, referring to the pear-shaped morphology of the cells (nominative in apposition)

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 25960; HRC 70-159; NCTC 11702

16S rRNA gene: M23940 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Del Giudice RA, Tully JG, Rose DL, Cole RM. Mycoplasma pirum sp. nov., a terminal structured mollicute from cell cultures. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1985; 35:285-291.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Mycoplasmoides pirum (Del Giudice et al. 1985) Gupta et al. 2018

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Del Giudice RA, Tully JG, Rose DL, Cole RM. Mycoplasma pirum sp. nov., a terminal structured mollicute from cell cultures. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1985; 35:285-291.

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