Kingdom "Euryarchaeota"

Name: "Euryarchaeota" Woese et al. 1990

Category: Kingdom

Proposed as: new kingdom

Etymology: Eur.y.arch.ae.o’ta. Gr. masc. adj. eurys, for the relatively broad spectrum of niches occupied by these organisms and their varied patterns of metabolism (broad, wide, spacious); Gr. adj. archaois, ancient, primitive; N.L. neut. pl. n. Euryarchaeota, from the Kingdom Euryarchaeota (Woese, Kandler and Wheelis 1990, 4579)

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: 29226
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