A list of the names that have been proposed for the several taxa of the order is annotated. The original publications of descriptions and names have been examined and verified. The validity of publication and legitimacy of the names have been evaluated on the basis of the directives of the International Code of Nomenclature of the Bacteria and Viruses. Each entry includes the author(s) of the name, year of publication, page on which the name is proposed, nomenclatural status, homonyms and synonyms, both objective and subjective. The list includes the names of 4 Classes, 11 Orders, 9 Families, 2 Subfamilies, 33 Genera, 13 Sections, 206 Species and 20 Varieties, a total of 298 entries and a bibliography of 102 references.


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