Order Micrococcales

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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).


Micrococcales Prévot 1940, ordo.
Type genus: ¤ Micrococcus Cohn 1872 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Micrococcus, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Micrococcales, the Micrococcus order.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: PRÉVOT (A.R.): Manuel de Classification et de Détermination des Bactéries Anaérobies, 1st ed., Masson, Paris, 1940, p. 223.