Phylum "Posibacteria"

Name: "Posibacteria" Cavalier-Smith 2002

Category: Phylum

Proposed as: phyl. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. positivus, positive, because four of the six classes stain Gram-positive, abbreviation thereof; N.L. n. Posibacteria

Type order: Bacillales Prévot 1953 (Approved Lists 1980)

Original publication: Cavalier-Smith T. The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:7-76.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Correct name: "Firmicutes" corrig. Gibbons and Murray 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)

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