Name DOI
Gibbons and Murray 1978
Name Status
Not Validly Published
Current Authority
Gibbons and Murray 1978
Preferred Name
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Type
(one of the contained orders)
(Stanier 1973) Gibbons and Murray 1978
Proper Form
Oxyphotobacteriae Gibbons and Murray 1978
Nomenclatural History
The subclass Oxyphotobacteriae was originally proposed by Gibbons and Murray 1978. Murray elevated this subclass to the rank of class to form the name (Gibbons and Murray 1978) Murray 1988 in 1984.

This subclass was not included on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names (1980 nor the Amended Edition).
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This information was last reviewed on March 2, 2018.


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  2. Murray RGE. The Higher Taxa, or, a Place for Everything...?. In: Holt JG (ed), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, First Edition, Volume 1, The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1984, p. 31-34.
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