Class Deltaproteobacteria

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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).


Deltaproteobacteria Kuever et al. 2006, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Myxococcales Tchan et al. 1948 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: Gr. n. delta, name of the fourth letter of Greek alphabet; Gr. or L. n. Proteus, Greek god of the sea, capable of assuming many different shapes; N.L. n. bacter, a rod; suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Deltaproteobacteria, a class of bacteria included in the phylum "Proteobacteria" and having 16S rRNA gene sequences related to those of the members of the order Myxococcales.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 107. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1-6.
Effective publication: KUEVER (J.), RAINEY (F.A.) and WIDDEL (F.): Class IV. Deltaproteobacteria class. nov. In: D.J. BRENNER, N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY and G. M. GARRITY (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 922.
Validation List no. 107 in IJSEM Online

Note: Deltaproteobacteria Kuever et al. 2006 is a later homotypic synonym of ¤ Deltabacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002.

Deltaproteobacteria Kuever et al. 2006 emend. Hahn et al. 2017.
Reference: HAHN, M. W., SCHMIDT, J., KOLL, U., ROHDE, M., VERBARG, S., PITT, A., NAKAI, R., NAGANUMA, T. and LANG, E. 2017. Silvanigrella aquatica gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from a freshwater lake, description of Silvanigrellaceae fam. nov. and Silvanigrellales ord. nov., reclassification of the order Bdellovibrionales in the class Oligoflexia, reclassification of the families Bacteriovoracaceae and Halobacteriovoraceae in the new order Bacteriovoracales ord. nov., and reclassification of the family Pseudobacteriovoracaceae in the order Oligoflexales. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 67, 2555-2568.
Original article.