Order Myxococcales

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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).


Myxococcales Tchan et al. 1948, ordo. (Type order of the class ¤ Deltabacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002; type order of the class ¤ Deltaproteobacteria Kuever et al. 2006).
Type genus: ¤ Myxococcus Thaxter 1892 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Myxococcus, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Myxococcales, the Myxococcus 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: TCHAN (Y.T.), POCHON (J.) and PRÉVOT (A.R.): Etude de systématique bactérienne. VIII. Essai de classification des Cytophaga. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris), 1948, 74, 394-400.