Valid publication of the names of forty-two phyla of prokaryotes

Aharon Oren, George M. Garrity

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After the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (ICSP) had voted to include the rank of phylum in the rules of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (ICNP), and following publication of the decision in the IJSEM, we here present names and formal descriptions of 42 phyla to effect valid publication of their names, based on genera as the nomenclatural types.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number005056
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2021

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