M. Ruggiero & D. Gordon, eds. 2014. Consensus Management Hierarchy for the ITIS & Species2000 Catalogue of Life. Contributors: Nicolas Bailly, Thierry Bourgoin, Richard Brusca, Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Daphne Fautin, Dennis Gordon, Gerald Guala, Michael Guiry, Paul Kirk, Elliot Lefkowitz, David Mabberly, David Maddison, Alan Paton, Michael Ruggiero, Peter Stevens, and Brian Tyndall
Cyanobacteria are now considered to be bacteria, but their nomenclature has traditionally been treated under the 'botanical' Code of nomenclature, rather than under the separate bacterial Code (see Preamble item 8 of http://www.iapt-taxon.org/nomen/main.php?page=pre&emph=cyanobacteria). However, there are also indications that recently the 'bacteriological' Code has begun to ALSO cover the cyanobacteria (see 'General Consideration 5' at http://www.bacterio.net/-code.html ). In any case, there are only a handful of cyanobacterial names that have any formal standing under the 'bacteriological' Code. Further work will be required before ITIS can consider this group complete
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