Phylum "Gracilicutes"

Name: "Gracilicutes" Gibbons and Murray 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Phylum

Proposed as: phyl. nov.

Etymology: gra’ci.lis Gra.cil.i.cu’tes L. masc./fem. adj. gracilis, thin; L. fem. n. cutis, skin; M.L. fem. pl. n. Gracilicutes, division with thinner cell walls, implying a gram-negative type of cell wall

Original publication: Gibbons NE, Murray RGE. Proposals Concerning the Higher Taxa of Bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1978; 28:1-6.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

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