Family Myxococcaceae

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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).


Myxococcaceae Jahn 1924, familia.
Type genus: ¤ Myxococcus Thaxter 1892 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Myxococcus, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Myxococcaceae, the Myxococcus family.
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: JAHN (E.): Beiträge zur Botanischen Protistologie. I. Die Polyangiden, Verlag von Gebruder Borntraeger, Leipzig, 1924, p. 403.

Myxococcaceae Jahn 1924 emend. Garcia and Müller 2018.
Reference: GARCIA, R. and MÜLLER, R. 2018. Simulacricoccus ruber gen. nov., sp. nov., a microaerotolerant, non-fruiting, myxospore-forming soil myxobacterium and emended description of the family Myxococcaceae. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 68, 3101-3110.
Original article.