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Taxonavigation: Mycoplasmatales 

Superregnum: Bacteria
Group: Terrabacteria group
Phylum: Tenericutes
Classis: Mollicutes
Ordo: Mycoplasmatales

Familia: Mycoplasmataceae
Genera (2): Mycoplasma – Ureaplasma

Genera disputed (2): Eperythrozoon – Haemobartonella

Candidati (3): Hepatoplasma – Marinoplasma – Moeniiplasma


  • Mycoplasmataceae Freundt 1955, 71 emend. Tully, Bové, Laigret and Whitcomb 1993, 382

Type genus: Mycoplasma Nowak 1929.


  • Borrelomycetaceae Turner 1935, 26

Type genus: Borrelomyces Turner 1935, 26

  • Parasitaceae Sabin 1941, 57

Type genus:

  • Pleuropneumoniaceae Tulasne and Brisou 1955, 237

Type genus: Pleuropneumonia Tulasne and Brisou 1955, 237



Primary references

  • Turner, A.W. 1935. A study of the morphology and life cycles of the organism of Pleuromonie contagiosa boum (Borrelomyces peripneumoniae nov. gen.) by observation in the living state under dark-ground illumination. The Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology 41: 1–32.
  • Sabin, A.B. 1941. The filtrable microorganisms of the pleuropneumonia group. Bacteriological Reviews 5(1): 1–67.
  • Freundt, E.A. 1955. The classification of the pleuropneumonia group of organisms (Borrelomycetales). International Bulletin of Bacteriological Nomenclature and Taxonomy 5: 67–78.
  • Tulasne, R. & Brisou, J. 1955. Les pleuropneumoniales. Taxonomie des pleuropneumonia-like organisms et des formes L. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris) 88: 237–239.
  • Tully, J.G., Bové, J.M., Laigret, F. & Whitcomb, R.F. 1993. 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. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 43(2): 378–385.

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