Division "Firmicutes"

Name: "Firmicutes" corrig. Gibbons and Murray 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Division

Proposed as: new division

Etymology: Fir.mi.cu’tes. L. masc. adj. firmus, strong, stout, durable; L. fem. n. cutis, skin; N.L. fem. pl. n. Firmicutes, division with thick and strong skin, to indicate gram-positive type of cell wall

Type order: Bacillales Prévot 1953 (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: not validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym (and no standing)

Preferred name: "Posibacteria" Cavalier-Smith 2002

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Record number: 777
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