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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Tenericutes
Class: Mollicutes
Order: Entomoplasmatales
Tully et al. 1993[1][2]
Families and Genera


The Entomoplasmatales are a small order of mollicute bacteria.

The genus Spiroplasma is part of this order.


  1. ^ 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. Tully J.G., Bove J.M., Laigret F. and Whitcomb R.F., Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, volume 43, pages 378-385 (article)
  2. ^ J.P. Euzéby: List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature - Order Entomoplasmatales