Taxon DOI
Stutzer and Hartleb 1899 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Xu et al. 2021
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Babudieri 1950 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Hördt et al. 2020
Stutzer and Hartleb 1899 (Approved Lists 1980)
Hirsch 1989
Xu et al. 2021
McDonald et al. 2001
(ex Takeda 1975) Hirsch 1989
Urakami et al. 1995
corrig. Hirsch 1989
Hirsch 1989
Johnson and Weisrock 1969 (Approved Lists 1980)
Izumi et al. 1983
Leifson 1964 (Approved Lists 1980)
Martineau et al. 2013
Borodina et al. 2002
Hirsch 1989 emend. Hördt et al. 2020
None 2015
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Garrity et al. 2021
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Douglas 1957 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Hördt et al. 2020
  Babudieri 1950 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Hördt et al. 2020
  Stutzer and Hartleb 1899 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Xu et al. 2021

The taxonomy from the rank of class and below is based upon currently published taxonomic opinion. For a complete taxonomy, refer to The Taxonomic Outline of Bacteria and Archaea, Release 7.7.
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Taxon Abstract for the genus Hyphomicrobium Stutzer and Hartleb 1899 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Xu et al. 2021. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on April 18, 2022.


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