Class Anoxyphotobacteria

Name: Anoxyphotobacteria (Gibbons and Murray 1978) Murray 1988

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: Gr. pref. an-, not, without; Gr. masc. adj. oxys, acid or sour and in combined words indicating oxygen; Gr. n. phos photos, light; Gr. neut. n. baktêrio, staff, cane; Gr. fem. adj. suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Anoxyphotobacteria, light-requiring bacteria that do not produce oxygen

Gender: neuter

Type order: Rhodospirillales Pfennig and Trüper 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Murray RGE. The higher taxa, or, a place for everything..? In: Krieg NR, Holt JG (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 1, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1984, p. 31-34.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 25. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:220-222.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Alphaproteobacteria Garrity et al. 2006

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