Order Deinococcales

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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).


Deinococcales Rainey et al. 1997, ord. nov. (Type order of the class ¤ Deinococci Garrity and Holt 2002).
Type genus: ¤ Deinococcus Brooks and Murray 1981.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Deinococcus, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Deinococcales, the Deinococcus order.
Valid publication: RAINEY (F.A.), NOBRE (M.F.), SCHUMANN (P.), STACKEBRANDT (E.) and DA COSTA (M.S.): Phylogenetic diversity of the deinococci as determined by 16S ribosomal DNA sequence comparison. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 510-514.
Original article in IJSEM Online