Species Mycoplasma putrefaciens

Name: Mycoplasma putrefaciens Tully et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. v. putrefacio, to make rotten, to cause to putrefy; N.L. part. adj. putrefaciens, making rotten or putrefying, connoting the production of a putrid odor in broth and agar cultures

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 15718; DSM 22912; KS-1; NCTC 10155

16S rRNA gene: U26055 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Tully JG, Barile MF, Edward DG, Theodore TS, Erno H. Characterization of some caprine mycoplasmas, with proposals for new species, mycoplasma capricolum and mycoplasma putrefaciens. J Gen Microbiol 1974; 85:102-120.

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: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Tully JG, Barile MF, Edward DG, Theodore TS, Erno H. Characterization of some caprine mycoplasmas, with proposals for new species, mycoplasma capricolum and mycoplasma putrefaciens. J Gen Microbiol 1974; 85:102-120.

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