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For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).
Gammaproteobacteria Garrity et al. 2005, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Pseudomonadales Orla-Jensen 1921 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: Gr. n. gamma, name of the third letter of Greek alphabet; Gr. or L. n. Proteus, Greek god of the sea, capable of assuming many different shapes; N.L. n. bacter, rod; suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Gammaproteobacteria, a class of bacteria included in the phylum "Proteobacteria" and having 16S rRNA gene sequences related to those of the members of the order Pseudomonadales.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 106. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 2235-2238.
Effective publication: GARRITY (G.M.), BELL (J.A.) and LILBURN (T.): Class III. Gammaproteobacteria class. nov. In: D.J. BRENNER, N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY and G. M. GARRITY (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.
Validation List no. 106 in IJSEM Online
→ Gammaproteobacteria Garrity et al. 2005 emend. Williams and Kelly 2013.
Reference: WILLIAMS, K. P. and KELLY, D. P. 2013. Proposal for a new class within the phylum Proteobacteria, Acidithiobacillia classis nov., with the type order Acidithiobacillales, and emended description of the class Gammaproteobacteria. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63, 2901-2906.
Original article in IJSEM Online