General Consideration 5, chapter 1, of the states: “This applies to all bacteria. The nomenclature of certain other microbial groups is provided for by other Codes: fungi and algae by the Botanical Code, protozoa by the Zoological Code, and viruses by the Virological Code when it is approved (see Appendix 1).” The extent of jurisdiction depends, therefore, on the usage applied to names of the highest taxa.


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