Family Gordoniaceae

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Gordoniaceae Rainey et al. 1997 (complete authorship reads Rainey, Ward-Rainey and Stackebrandt), fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Gordonia corrig. (ex Tsukamura et al. 1970) Stackebrandt et al. 1989.
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Gordonia, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Gordoniaceae, the Gordonia family.
Valid publication: STACKEBRANDT (E.), RAINEY (F.A.) and WARD-RAINEY (N.L.): Proposal for a new hierarchic classification system, Actinobacteria classis nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 479-491.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: Zhi et al. 2009 propose that the families ¤ Nocardiaceae and Gordoniaceae be combined in an emended family Nocardiaceae.
Reference: ZHI (X.Y.), LI (W.J.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): An update of the structure and 16S rRNA gene sequence-based definition of higher ranks of the class Actinobacteria, with the proposal of two new suborders and four new families and emended descriptions of the existing higher taxa. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 589-608.
Original article in IJSEM Online