Order Frankiales

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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).


Frankiales Sen et al. 2014, ord. nov.
Nomenclatural type: ¤ Frankia Sen et al. 2014.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Frank, surname of the German botanist Albert Bernhard Frank (1839–1900), who studied root symbioses; suff. -ales, ending to denote order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Frankiales, the Frankia order.
Valid publication: SEN, A., DAUBIN, V., ABROUK, D., GIFFORD, I., BERRY, A. M. and NORMAND, P. 2014. Phylogeny of the class Actinobacteria revisited in the light of complete genomes. The orders ‘Frankiales’ and Micrococcales should be split into coherent entities: proposal of Frankiales ord. nov., Geodermatophilales ord. nov., Acidothermales ord. nov. and Nakamurellales ord. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 3821-3832..
Original article in IJSEM Online