Ox.y.pho.to.bac.ter’i.ae. Gr. masc. adj.oxys, sharp, acid (oxygen); Gr. neut. n.phôs (gen. phôtos), light; Gr. neut. dim. n.baktêrion, a small rod; N.L. fem. pl. n.Oxyphotobacteriae, light-requiring bacteria that produce oxygen
Gibbons and Murray (1978) assigned the order "Prochlorales" to this subclass.Publication:
Gibbons NE, Murray RGE. Proposals Concerning the Higher Taxa of Bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1978; 28:1-6.
The taxonomic category of this name is not currently in use in the LPSN hierarchy. For this reason, this name does not have a parent taxon and does not have child taxa.
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