Order Planctomycetales

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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).


Planctomycetales Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987, ord. nov. (Type order of the class ¤ Planctomycea Cavalier-Smith 2002).
Type genus: ¤ Planctomyces Gimesi 1924 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Planctomyces -etis, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Planctomycetales, the Planctomyces order.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 23. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1987, 37, 179-180.
Effective publication: SCHLESNER (H.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Assignment of the genera Planctomyces and Pirella to a new family Planctomycetaceae fam. nov. and description of the order Planctomycetales ord. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1986, 8, 174-176.
Validation List no. 23 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

1 On the Validation List no. 23, in violation of Rules 15 and 21a, the nomenclatural type is given as Planctomycetaceae Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987.
1 EUZÉBY (J.P.) and TINDALL (B.J.): Nomenclatural type of orders: corrections necessary according to Rules 15 and 21a of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision) and designation of appropriate nomenclatural types of classes and subclasses. Request for an Opinion. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2001, 51, 725-727.
Request for an Opinion in IJSEM Online
2 JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ON SYSTEMATICS OF PROKARYOTES: The nomenclatural types of the orders Acholeplasmatales, Halanaerobiales, Halobacteriales, Methanobacteriales, Methanococcales, Methanomicrobiales, Planctomycetales, Prochlorales, Sulfolobales, Thermococcales, Thermoproteales and Verrucomicrobiales are the genera Acholeplasma, Halanaerobium, Halobacterium, Methanobacterium, Methanococcus, Methanomicrobium, Planctomyces, Prochloron, Sulfolobus, Thermococcus, Thermoproteus and Verrucomicrobium, respectively. Opinion 79. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 517-518.
Opinion 79 in IJSEM Online
2 The order Planctomycetales (effective publication Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1986, type family: Planctomycetaceae corrig. [Planctomycetacea (sic)] Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987) appears also on the Validation List no. 26 [1]. The date of valid publication of this name is in fact that of the first citation in a Validation List (List no. 23, published 9 April 1987) [2].
1 Validation List no. 26. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 328-329.
Validation List no. 26 in IJSM Online
2 EUZÉBY (J.P.) and KUDO (T.): Corrigenda to the Validation Lists. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1933-1938.
Original article by Euzéby and Kudo in IJSEM Online

Planctomycetales Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987 emend. Scheuner et al. 2015.
Reference: SCHEUNER, C., TINDALL, B. J., LU, M., NOLAN, M., LAPIDUS, A., CHENG, J.-F., GOODWIN, L., PITLUCK, S., HUNTEMANN, M., LIOLIOS, K., PAGANI, I., MAVROMATIS, K., IVANOVA, N., PATI, A., CHEN, A., PALANIAPPAN, K., JEFFRIES, C. D., HAUSER, L., LAND, M., MWIRICHIA, R., ROHDE, M., ABT, B., DETTER, J. C., WOYKE, T., EISEN, J. A., MARKOWITZ, V., HUGENHOLTZ, P., GÖKER, M., KYRPIDES, N. C. and KLENK, H.-P. 2014. Complete genome sequence of Planctomyces brasiliensis type strain (DSM 5305T), phylogenomic analysis and reclassification of Planctomycetes including the descriptions of Gimesia gen. nov., Planctopirus gen. nov. and Rubinisphaera gen. nov. and emended descriptions of the order Planctomycetales and the family Planctomycetaceae. Stand. Genomic Sci., 9, 10.
Original article.