Order Entomoplasmatales

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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).


Entomoplasmatales Tully et al. 1993, ord. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Entomoplasma Tully et al. 1993.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Entomoplasma -atos, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Entomoplasmatales, the Entomoplasma order.
Valid publication: TULLY (J.G.), BOVÉ (J.M.), LAIGRET (F.) and WHITCOMB (R.F.): Revised taxonomy of the class Mollicutes: proposed elevation of a monophyletic cluster of arthropod-associated mollicutes to ordinal rank (Entomoplasmatales ord. nov.), with provision for familial rank to separate species with nonhelical morphology (Entomoplasmataceae fam. nov.) from helical species (Spiroplasmataceae), and emended descriptions of the order Mycoplasmatales, family Mycoplasmataceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, 43, 378-385.
Original article in IJSEM Online