Subphylum "Thiobacteria"

Name: "Thiobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 2002

Category: Subphylum

Proposed as: new subphylum

Etymology: Gr. thion, sulphur, because sulphate reduction might have been their ancestral phenotype

Type order: Myxococcales Tchan et al. 1948 (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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