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Summary: In taxonomy, the most subjective branch of a biological discipline, rigid application of the principles of the macrobiologists to bacteria has created puzzles and problems. Too much attention has been given to nomenclature, and too little to the bacteria themselves, their characters, and what they do. Different principles, which some will regard as heretical, should be applied to the classification and nomenclature of bacteria; ten of these principles are described briefly, but defy further summarization.

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