Order Gemmatimonadales

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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).


Gemmatimonadales Zhang et al. 2003, ord. nov. (Type order of the phylum ¤ "Gemmatimonadetes" Zhang et al. 2003; Type order of the classis ¤ Gemmatimonadetes Zhang et al. 2003).
Type genus: ¤ Gemmatimonas Zhang et al. 2003.
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Gemmatimonas, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Gemmatimonadales, the Gemmatimonas order.
Valid publication: ZHANG (H.), SEKIGUCHI (Y.), HANADA (S.), HUGENHOLTZ (P.), KIM (H.), KAMAGATA (Y.) and NAKAMURA (K.): Gemmatimonas aurantiaca gen. nov., sp. nov., a Gram-negative, aerobic, polyphosphate-accumulating micro-organism, the first cultured representative of the new bacterial phylum Gemmatimonadetes phyl. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1155-1163.
Original article in IJSEM Online