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Rhodospirillales Pfennig and Trüper 1971, ordo. (Type order of the class ¤ Anoxyphotobacteria (Gibbons and Murray 1978) Murray 1988; type order of the subclass ¤ Anoxyphotobacteriae Gibbons and Murray 1978).
Type genus: ¤ Rhodospirillum Molisch 1907 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Rhodospirillum, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Rhodospirillales, the Rhodospirillum order.
References: 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). [PFENNIG (N.) and TRÜPER (H.G.): Higher taxa of the phototrophic bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1971, 21, 17-18.]
Note: On the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, and on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names (Amended Edition), the type genus of the order Rhodospirillales Pfennig and Trüper 1971, is incorrectly cited as Rhodospirillum Molisch 1904 (sic).
Reference: EUZÉBY (J.P.): Corrigenda to the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names and to the amended edition of the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 1271-1272.
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