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Deltabacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Myxococcales Tchan et al. 1948 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: Gr. delta, the letter d; Gr. n. baktêria, staff, cane; suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Deltabacteria, name proposed to formalize the customary designation as δ-proteobacteria.
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 Deltabacteria was previously known as "Deltabacteria" Cavalier-Smith 1992.
2 Deltabacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002 is an earlier homotypic synonym of ¤ Deltaproteobacteria Kuever et al. 2006.