Class Chromatibacteria

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Classification - Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction".


Chromatibacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002, class. nov.
Type order: "Enterobacteriales".
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Chromatium, one genus of the class; Gr. n. baktêria, staff, cane; suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Chromatibacteria, the Chromatium class.
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

1 Chromatibacteria was previously known as "Chromatibacteria " Cavalier-Smith 1998.
2 The type order "Enterobacteriales" has no standing in bacterial nomenclature. Consequently, Chromatibacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002 is illegitimate.