Class "Candidatus Melainabacteria"

Name: "Candidatus Melainabacteria" Soo et al. 2014

Category: Class

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: Me.lai.na.bac.te.ria 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. [βάκτρον] baktron, rod; N.L. neut. 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

Subdivision:

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: 2

Parent taxon: "Cyanobacteria" Woese et al. 1985

Assigned by: 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.

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Record number: 114