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).
For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).
Spirochaetales Buchanan 1917, ordo. (Type order of the class ¤ Spirochaetes Cavalier-Smith 2002).
Type genus: ¤ Spirochaeta Ehrenberg 1835 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Spirochaeta, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Spirochaetales, the Spirochaeta order.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: BUCHANAN (R.E.): Studies in the nomenclature and classification of bacteria. II. The primary subdivisions of the Schizomycetes. Journal of Bacteriology, 1917, 2, 155-164.
→ Spirochaetales Buchanan 1917 emend. Gupta et al. 2014.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 156. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int. J Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64 (2014), 693-696.
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Effective publication: GUPTA, R. S., MAHMOOD, S. and ADEOLU, M. 2013. A phylogenomic and molecular signature based approach for characterization of the phylum Spirochaetes and its major clades: proposal for a taxonomic revision of the phylum. Front. Microbiol., 4, 217.
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