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Class Oxyphotobacteria

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".


Oxyphotobacteria (ex Gibbons and Murray 1978) Murray 1988, class. nov., nom. rev.
Type order: "Chroococcales" Gibbons and Murray.
Synonym: subclass "Oxyphotobacteria" Gibbons and Murray 1978.
Etymology: Gr. adj. oxus, acid or sour and in combined words indicating oxygen; Gr. n. phos photos, light; Gr. n. baktêria, staff, cane; suff. -ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n. Oxyphotobacteria, light-requiring bacteria that produce oxygen.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 25. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 220-222.
Effective publication: MURRAY (R.G.E.): The higher taxa, or, a place for everything...? In: N.R. KRIEG and J.G. HOLT (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 1, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1984, pp. 31-34.
Validation List no. 25 in IJSEM Online

1 According to the List Editor of the IJSEM, the type order, "Chroococcales", has been previously established by Gibbons and Murray. However, the type order "Chroococcales" Gibbons and Murray is not validly published.
Reference: ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IJSB: Validation List no. 25 (footnote e). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 220-222.
Validation List no. 25 in IJSEM Online
2 The order Chroococcales Cavalier-Smith was validly published in 2002. However, this order is illegitimate because its type genus "Chroococcus" is not validly published under the Rules of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision).