Class Arabobacteria

Name: Arabobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: N.L. arabo-, combining form of arabic; Gr. neut. n. baktêrio, staff, cane; Gr. fem. adj. suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Arabobacteria, a group of bacteria which, unlike other bacteria, always contain arabinose in their cells or walls (arabinose was originally isolated from gum arabic)

Gender: neuter

Type order: Mycobacteriales Cavalier-Smith 2002

Valid publication: Cavalier-Smith T. The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:7-76.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 52, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:293-295.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, rejected name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Actinobacteria Stackebrandt et al. 1997

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