Florenzano G, Balloni W, Materassi R. Nomenclature of Prochloron didemni (Lewin 1977) sp. nov., nom. rev., Prochloron (Lewin 1976) gen. nov., nom. rev., Prochloraceae fam. nov., Prochlorales ord. nov., nom. rev. in the class Photobacteria Gibbons and Murray 1978. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:351-353.
Hoffmann et al. (2005) assigned this family to the order Chroococcales Schaffner 1922.Publication:
Hoffmann L, Komárek J, Kaštovský J. System of cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacteria) – state in 2004. Algol. Stud. 2005; 117:95-115.
Komarek et al. (2014) assigned the genus Prochlorococcus Chisholm et al. 2001 to this family.Publication:
Komárek J, Kaštovský J, Mareš J, Johansen JR. Taxonomic classification of cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacterial genera) 2014, using a polyphasic approach. Preslia 2014; 86:295-335.
Cyanobacteria validly published under the bacteriological code.
Proposed rejection of the name: IJSB 47:1264-1267.Publication:
Pinevich AV, Averina SG, Velichko NV. Another view on the role of photosynthetic pigments in taxonomy of oxygenic-phototrophic bacteria: proposed rejection of the order Prochlorales Florenzano, Balloni, and Materassi 1986 (emend. Burger-Wiersma, Stal, and Mur 1989), the family Prochloraceae Florenzano, Balloni, and Materassi 1986, and the family Prochlorotrichaceae Burger-Wiersma, Stal, and Mur 1989. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1997; 47:1264-1267.
According to Rule 56a, only the Judicial Commission can place a name on the list of rejected names. Therefore, this proposal is provisional and needs to be awarded by the Judicial Commission.
In the paper by Florenzano et al. 1986, the family name Prochloraceae is proposed as a new family.
Previously, the family name Prochloraceae was validly published under the Botanical Code by Lewin 1977.Publication:
Staley JT, Bryant MP, Pfennig N, Holt JG. Editorial note. In: Staley JT, Bryant MP, Pfennig N, Holt JG (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 3, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1989, p. 1799.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1