Class Teichobacteria

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Teichobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Bacillales Prévot 1953 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: Gr. n. teichos, wall; Gr. n. baktêria, staff, cane; suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Teichobacteria, group of bacteria which encompass teichoic acid in their walls.
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

1 Teichobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002 is a later homotypic synonym of ¤ Firmibacteria Murray 1988.
2 Teichobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002 was previously known as "Teichobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 1998.