Name: Ureaplasma urealyticum Shepard et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. n. urea, urea; N.L. adj. lyticus -a -um, able to loose, able to dissolve; from Gr. adj. lytikos -ê -on, able to loosen, able to dissolve; N.L. neut. adj. urealyticum, urea-dissolving or urea-digesting

Gender: neuter

Type strain: ATCC 27618; CIP 103755; DSM 21275; NCTC 10177; strain T960

16S rRNA gene: AF073450 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Shepard MC, Lunceford CD, Ford DK, Purcell RH, Taylor-Robinson D, Razin S, Black FT. Ureaplasma urealyticum gen. nov., sp. nov.: proposed nomenclature for the human T (T-strain) mycoplasmas. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1974; 24:160-171.

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: Ureaplasma Shepard et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Shepard MC, Lunceford CD, Ford DK, Purcell RH, Taylor-Robinson D, Razin S, Black FT. Ureaplasma urealyticum gen. nov., sp. nov.: proposed nomenclature for the human T (T-strain) mycoplasmas. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1974; 24:160-171.

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