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Halomebacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002, class. nov.
Type order: ¤ Halobacteriales Grant and Larsen 1989.
Etymology: Gr. n. hals halos, salt; me-, common scientific abbreviation for methane; Gr. n. baktêria, staff, cane; suff. -ia, ending proposed by Gibbons and Murray and by Stackebrandt et al. to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Halomebacteria, a class which comprises both halophiles and somewhat halophilic methanogen.
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 Halomebacteria was previously known as "Halomebacteria" Cavalier-Smith 1986.
2 Halomebacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002 is an earlier homotypic synonym of ¤ Halobacteria Grant et al. 2002.