Name: "Candidatus Melainabacteria" Soo et al. 2014

Category: Class

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: Gr. n. Melaina, a nymph in Greek mythology, who presides over dark subterranean aspects; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; from Gr. neut. n. baktron, rod; L. neut. pl. n. suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Melainabacteria, class of bacteria found in the dark

Gender: neuter

Original publication: Soo RM, Skennerton CT, Sekiguchi Y, Imelfort M, Paech SJ, Dennis PG, Steen JA, Parks DH, Tyson GW, Hugenholtz P. An expanded genomic representation of the phylum cyanobacteria. Genome Biol Evol 2014; 6:1031-1045.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Taxonomic status: preferred name (not correct name)


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Cyanobacteriota Oren et al. 2022

Assigned by: Oren A, Mares J, Rippka R. Validation of the names Cyanobacterium and Cyanobacterium stanieri, and proposal of Cyanobacteriota phyl. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2022; 72:5528.

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Record number: 114
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