Order Cytophagales

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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).


Cytophagales Leadbetter 1974, ordo. (Type order of the class ¤ Flavobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002; type order of the class ¤ Cytophagia Nakagawa 2012).
Type genus: ¤ Cytophaga Winogradsky 1929 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Cytophaga, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Cytophagales, the Cytophaga 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: LEADBETTER (E.R.): Order II. Cytophagales Nomen novum. In: R.E. BUCHANAN and N.E. GIBBONS (editors): Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, eighth edition, The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore, 1974, p.99.