Family Acholeplasmataceae

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Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


Acholeplasmataceae Edward and Freundt 1970, familia.
Type genus: ¤ Acholeplasma Edward and Freundt 1970 (Approved Lists 1980).
Synonyms: "Saprophytaceae" Sabin 1941, "Sapromycetaceae" Sabin 1941.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Acholeplasma -atos, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Acholeplasmataceae, the Acholeplasma family.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: EDWARD (D.G.) and FREUNDT (E.A.): Amended nomenclature for a classification of strains related to Mycoplasma laidlawii. J. Gen. Microbiol., 1970, 62, 1-2.