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). The Tenericutes lack a cell wall and therefore are Gram negative. Notable genera includes the Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma.
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