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Cyanobacteria  Cavalier-Smith, 2002
Taxonomic Serial No.: 956108

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Bacteria  
  Taxonomic Rank: Phylum  
  Synonym(s): Cyanophycota
  Common Name(s): blue-green algae [English]
    cyanophytes [French]
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - minimum standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2012   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomBacteria Cavalier-Smith, 2002 – bactéries, bacteria, bacterias, bactérias  
    SubkingdomNegibacteria Cavalier-Smith, 2002  
       PhylumCyanobacteria Cavalier-Smith, 2002 – blue-green algae, cyanophytes  
    Direct Children:  
          Genus Prochlorococcus Chisholm et al., 2001  
          Class Cyanophyceae   

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  Source: ITIS & Species 2000 Catalogue of Life Management Hierarchy, document (version Bacteria)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: 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   
  Reference for: Cyanobacteria   
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  Comment: 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 However, there are also indications that recently the 'bacteriological' Code has begun to ALSO cover the cyanobacteria (see 'General Consideration 5' at ). 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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