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Scientific classification

Murray 1984[1]


Tenericutes (tener cutis: soft skin) is a phylum of bacteria that contains the class Mollicutes. The name was validated in 1984 as a new division (phylum).[3][4][5] Notable genera include Mycoplasma, Spiroplasma, Ureaplasma, and Phytoplasma.


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  2. ^ J.P. Euzéby. "Tenericutes". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature. Archived from the original on 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
  3. ^ Validation of the Publication of New Names and New Combinations ... Archived 2009-04-18 at the Wayback Machine Int. J. of Sust. Bact.; July 1984, p. 355-357
  4. ^ "Tenericutes". Taxonomy Browser. NCBI. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
  5. ^ Ludwig, W.; Schleifer, K.-H., and Whitman, W.B. (In press, release in 2009). "Revised road map to the phylum Firmicutes". In P. De Vos et al. (eds.) Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd ed., vol. 3 (The Firmicutes). Springer-Verlag, New York. ISBN 0-387-95041-9 Revised Road Map to the Phylum Firmicutes Archived 2010-09-21 at the Wayback Machine