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Firmicutes
Bacillus subtilis Gram.jpg
Bacillus subtilis, Gram-stained
Scientific classification e
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Gibbons and Murray 1978,[1] Murray, 1984[2]
Clesses
Synonyms
  • Endospora
  • Endobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002
  • "Endobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 1998
  • "Mollifirmicutes"
  • Mollicutes Edward & Freundt 1967
  • Mollicutaeota Oren et al. 2015
  • "Halanaerobiaeota"
  • Tenericutes Murray 1984

The Firmicutes (Laitin: firmus, strang, an cutis, skin, referrin tae the cell wall) are a phylum o bacteria, maist o which hae Gram-positive cell wall structur.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Gibbons, N. E. & Murray, R. G. E. 1978. Proposals concerning the higher taxa of bacteria. Int J Syst Bacteriol 28:1–6, (PDF)
  2. Murray, R. G. E. (1984). The higher taxa, or, a place for everything...?. In: N. R. Krieg & J. G. Holt (ed.) Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, vol. 1, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, p. 31–34.
  3. "Firmicutes" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary