Order Clostridiales

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

For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


Clostridiales Prévot 1953, ordo. (Type order of the class ¤ Clostridia Rainey 2010).
Type genus: ¤ Clostridium Prazmowski 1880 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Clostridium, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Clostridiales, the Clostridium order.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: PRÉVOT (A.R.) in: P. HAUDUROY, G. EHRINGER, G. GUILLOT, J. MAGROU, A.R. PRÉVOT, ROSSET and A. URBAIN: Dictionnaire des Bactéries Pathogènes, 2nd ed., Masson, Paris, 1953, pp. 1-692.