Name DOI
Di Rienzi et al. 2013
Name Status
Not Validly Published
Current Authority
Di Rienzi et al. 2013
Preferred Name
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Type
(one of the contained orders)
Soo et al. 2015
Proper Form
Melainabacteria Di Rienzi et al. 2013
Nomenclatural History
The class Melainabacteria was originally proposed by Di Rienzi et al. 2013.
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This information was last reviewed on August 8, 2019.


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