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Bacteria: Additional Terminology

Chapter:
Nomenclature
Author(s):

Harriet S. Meyer

There is no “official” classification of bacteria…[B]acterial classifications are devised for micro-biologists, not for the entities being classified.Bacteria show little interest in the matter of theirclassification. D. J. Brenner, J. T. Staley, and N. R. Krieg(p31) … the majority of bacteria in nature have not beengrown or characterized. R. G. E. Murray and John G. Holt(p2)For general guidelines on biological nomenclature that apply to bacteria, see , Biological Nomenclature. Rules for bacterial nomenclature are found in the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria. Sources of bacterial names available on the Web are the List of Prokaryotic Names With Standing in Nomenclature and

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