Gr. adj. khloros, green; Gr. neut. n.baktêrio, staff, cane; Gr. fem. adj. suff.-ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n.Chlorobacteria, group of bacteria named after the colour of the photosynthetic species
Cavalier-Smith (2002) assigned this class to the phylum "Eobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 2002.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.
The type order of this class has been placed in the class Chloroflexia corrig. Gupta et al. 2013.Publication:
Gupta RS, Chander P, George S. Phylogenetic framework and molecular signatures for the class Chloroflexi and its different clades; proposal for division of the class Chloroflexia class. nov. [corrected] into the suborder Chloroflexineae subord. nov., consisting of the emended family Oscillochloridaceae and the family Chloroflexaceae fam. nov., and the suborder Roseiflexineae subord. nov., containing the family Roseiflexaceae fam. nov. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2013; 103:99-119.
The type order "Chloroflexales" does not appear on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, and has not been validly published since 1 January 1980. Consequently, Chlorobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002 is illegitimate. — Chlorobacteria was previously known as "Chlorobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 1992.Publication:
Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.
Irregularly formed name (not formed from the stem of the name of the nomenclatural type). Type order "Chloroflexales" is not validly published. Rejected Name (Judicial Commission, Opinion 79 suppl.; IJSEM 64: 3599–3602).Publication:
Tindall BJ. Names at the rank of class, subclass and order, their typification and current status: Supplementary information to Opinion 79. Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:3599-3602.
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