Species Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Name: Mycoplasma pneumoniae Somerson et al. 1963 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: pneu.mo’ni.ae N.L. fem. n. pneumonia, disease of lungs, pneumonia; N.L. gen. fem. n. pneumoniae, of pneumonia

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 15531; CIP 103766; DSM 22911; FH; IFO 14401; NBRC 14401; NCTC 10119

16S rRNA gene: AB680604 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Somerson NL, Taylor-Robinson D, Chanock RM. Hemolyin production as an aid in the identification and quantitation of Eaton agent (Mycoplasma pneumoniae). Am J Hyg 1963; 77:122-128.

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: Mycoplasmoides pneumoniae (Somerson et al. 1963) Gupta et al. 2018

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Somerson NL, Taylor-Robinson D, Chanock RM. Hemolyin production as an aid in the identification and quantitation of Eaton agent (Mycoplasma pneumoniae). Am J Hyg 1963; 77:122-128.

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