Name: Alphaproteobacteria Garrity et al. 2006

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. alpha, name of the first letter of Greek alphabet; Gr. masc. n. Prôteus, Greek god of the sea, capable of assuming many different shapes; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; Gr. fem. adj. suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Alphaproteobacteria, a class of bacteria included in the phylum Proteobacteria and having 16S rRNA gene sequences related to those of the members of the order Caulobacterales

Gender: neuter

Type order: Caulobacterales Henrici and Johnson 1935 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class I. Alphaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 107. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:1-6.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 14
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 14
Total number of child taxa: 18

Parent taxon: "Proteobacteria" Garrity et al. 2005

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class III. Gammaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.

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