Name: Myxococcales Tchan et al. 1948 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Order

Proposed as: ord. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Myxococcus, type genus of the order; L. fem. pl. suff. -ales, ending to denote an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Myxococcales, the Myxococcus order

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Myxococcus Thaxter 1892 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Tchan YT, Pochon J, Prévot AR. Etude de systématique bactérienne. VIII. Essai de classification des Cytophaga. Annales de l’lnstitut Pasteur (Paris) 1948; 74:394-400.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 10
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 10
Total number of child taxa: 11

Parent taxon: Deltaproteobacteria Kuever et al. 2006

Assigned by: Kuever J, Rainey FA, Widdel F. Class IV. Deltaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 922.

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