Kingdom "Proteoarchaeota"

Name: "Proteoarchaeota" Petitjean et al. 2014

Category: Kingdom

Proposed as: new kingdom

Etymology: making reference to the Greek god of the sea Proteus, able to display many different forms

Original publication: Petitjean C, Deschamps P, Lopez-Garcia P, Moreira D. Rooting the domain archaea by phylogenomic analysis supports the foundation of the new kingdom Proteoarchaeota. Genome Biol Evol 2014; 7:191-204.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

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