Class Proteobacteria

Name: Proteobacteria Stackebrandt et al. 1988

Category: Class

Proposed as: class. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. Prôteus, Greek god of the sea, capable of assuming many different shapes; N.L. masc. n. bacter, a rod; N.L. neut. n. suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Proteobacteria, protean group of bacteria of diverse properties despite a common ancestry

Gender: neuter

Valid publication: Stackebrandt E, Murray RGE, Trüper HG. Proteobacteria classis nov., a name for the phylogenetic taxon that includes the "purple bacteria and their relatives". Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1988; 38:321-325.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: in need of a replacement

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Record number: 63