Kingdom "Crenarchaeota"

Name: "Crenarchaeota" Woese et al. 1990

Category: Kingdom

Proposed as: new kingdom

Etymology: Cren.arch.ae.o’ta. Gr. fem. n. krênê, for the ostensible resemblance of this phenotype to the ancestor (source) of the domain Archaea (spring, fount); Gr. masc. adj. archaîos, ancient, primitive; N.L. neut. pl. n. Crenarchaeota, Archaea resembling their source

Original publication: Woese CR, Kandler O, Wheelis ML. Towards a natural system of organisms: proposal for the domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eucarya. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990; 87:4576-4579.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

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Record number: 29227
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