Subphylum "Rhodobacteria"

Name: "Rhodobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 2002

Category: Subphylum

Proposed as: new subphylum

Etymology: Gr. neut. n. rhodon, rose, because all purple photosynthetic bacteria, many with names beginning Rhodo-, are included; N.L. n. Rhodobacteria

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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