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Spirulina  Turpin Ex Gomont, 1893
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1053

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Bacteria  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - minimum standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: unknown   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomBacteria Cavalier-Smith, 2002 – bactéries, bacteria, bacterias, bactérias  
    SubkingdomNegibacteria Cavalier-Smith, 2002  
       PhylumCyanobacteria Cavalier-Smith, 2002 – blue-green algae, cyanophytes  
                   GenusSpirulina Turpin Ex Gomont, 1893  
    Direct Children:  
                      SpeciesSpirulina corakiana Playfair  
                      SpeciesSpirulina crispum Kullberg  
                      SpeciesSpirulina labyrinthiformis   
                      SpeciesSpirulina laxa G. M. Smith  
                      SpeciesSpirulina laxissima G. S. West, 1907  
                      SpeciesSpirulina major Kuetzing Ex Gomont  
                      SpeciesSpirulina meneghiniana Zanard.  
                      SpeciesSpirulina nordstedtii Gomont, 1892  
                      SpeciesSpirulina princeps   
                      SpeciesSpirulina subsalsa Oersted  
                      SpeciesSpirulina subtilissima   
                      SpeciesSpirulina tenerrima   
                      SpeciesSpirulina weissii   

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  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Spirulina   
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  Comment: Note that for bacteria that are not Cyanobacteria (blue-gree algae), there are a large number of old names that have not been validated for use since the 1980 cut-off for nomenclature. Many of these are effectively unidentifiable and cannot be properly placed in synonymy. Such names are not being added to ITIS, but when they already existed in the database, they are being treated as database artifacts and left linked to the kingdom-level name Bacteria. When and if such names are properly placed in the modern literature they can be moved, as needed, in ITIS. Note also that the vast majority of cyanobacterial names, while not validly published under the bacterial Code, may be validly published under the botanical Code, which is the applicable Code of nomenclature for this group. As a review of the nomenclatural validity of cyanobacteria is undertaken these may be treated and placed as appropriate within ITIS  



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