Subphylum "Actinobacteria"

Name: "Actinobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 2002

Category: Subphylum

Proposed as: new subphylum

Etymology: Ac.ti.no.bac.te’ri.a Gr. actino, ray, because of their often filamentous character and inclusion of all actinomycetes; N.L. neut. pl. n. Actinobacteria, actinomycete bacteria with diverse morphologies

Type order: Actinomycetales Buchanan 1917 (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

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