Etymology:Gr. neut. n.teichos, wall; Gr. neut. n.baktêrio, staff, cane; Gr. fem. adj. suff.-ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n.Teichobacteria, group of bacteria which encompass teichoic acid in their walls
Cavalier-Smith (2002) assigned this class to the subphylum "Endobacteria" 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 alternatively been placed in the class Bacilli Ludwig et al. 2010.Publication:
Ludwig W, Schleifer K-H, Whitman WB. Class I. Bacilli class nov. In: De Vos P, Garrity GM, Jones D, Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Rainey FA, K.-H. S, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 3 (The Firmicutes), Springer, New York, 2009, p. 19-20.
Rejected Name (Judicial Commission, Opinion 79 suppl.; IJSEM 64: 3599–3602). Later homotypic synonym of Firmibacteria Murray 1988.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.
Irregularly formed name (not formed from the stem of the name of the nomenclatural type). — Teichobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002 was previously known as "Teichobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 1998.
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