Class Photobacteria

Name: Photobacteria Gibbons and Murray 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: 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. Photobacteria, light-requiring bacteria

Gender: neuter

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

Original publication: Gibbons NE, Murray RGE. Proposals Concerning the Higher Taxa of Bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1978; 28:1-6.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Alphaproteobacteria Garrity et al. 2006

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