Subclass "Oxyphotobacteriae"

Name: "Oxyphotobacteriae" Gibbons and Murray 1978

Category: Subclass

Proposed as: subclass. nov.

Etymology:’ 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

Gender: feminine

Type order: "Cyanobacteriales" (Stanier 1973) Gibbons and Murray 1978

Original publication: Gibbons NE, Murray RGE. Proposals concerning the higher taxa of bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1978; 28:1-6.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym (and no standing)

Preferred name: "Oscillatoriophycidae" Hoffmann et al. 2005

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Record number: 28308
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