Division Gracilicutes

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

Category: Division

Proposed as: new division

Etymology: Gra.cil.i.cu’tes. L. masc./fem. adj. gracilis, thin; L. fem. n. cutis, skin; N.L. fem. pl. n. Gracilicutes, division with thinner cell walls, implying a gram-negative type of cell wall (name not derived from the name of a genus)

Type class: Photobacteria Gibbons and Murray 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective 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 under the ICNP, rejected name

Taxonomic status: not in use

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Record number: 904
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