Class Spirochaetes

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

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).


Spirochaetes Cavalier-Smith 2002, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Spirochaetales Buchanan 1917 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. pl. n. Spirochaetales, type order of the class; N.L. pl. n. Spirochaetes, the class of Spirochaetales.
Valid publication: CAVALIER-SMITH (T.): The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 7-76.
Original article in IJSEM Online