Class Arabobacteria

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Arabobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Mycobacteriales Janke 1924 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. arabo-, combining form of arabic; Gr. n. baktêria, staff, cane; suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Arabobacteria, a group of bacteria which, unlike other bacteria, always contain arabinose in their cells or walls (arabinose was originally isolated from gum arabic).
Valid 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.
Original article in IJSEM Online