Phylum "Proteobacteria"

Name: "Proteobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 2002

Category: Phylum

Proposed as: phyl. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. Prôteus, a sea god able to assume many shapes, referring to the great variety of bacteria included; N.L. neut. pl. n. Proteobacteria, protean group of bacteria of diverse properties despite a common ancestry

Type order: "Enterobacteriales" Garrity and Holt 2001

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

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