Taxon DOI
Hiraishi 1997
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Hördt et al. 2020
(Drews and Giesbrecht 1966) Hiraishi 1997 emend. Hördt et al. 2020
Ramana et al. 2011
(Keppen and Gorlenko 1975) Hiraishi 1997
Madigan et al. 2020
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
  Hördt et al. 2020
  Hiraishi 1997

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.
When referring to this Abstract, please use its Digital Object Identifier and cite NamesforLife.
Taxon Abstract for the genus Blastochloris Hiraishi 1997. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on December 28, 2019.


  1. Hiraishi A. Transfer of the bacteriochlorophyll b-containing phototrophic bacteria Rhodopseudomonas viridis and Rhodopseudomonas sulfoviridis to the genus Blastochloris gen. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:217-219. [PubMed].
  2. Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family VIII. Hyphomicrobiaceae fam. nov. In: Garrity GM, Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second Edition, Volume 2, Part C, Springer, New York, 2005, p. 476.
  3. Hördt A, García-López M, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Tindall BJ, Weinhold L-M, Gronow S, Kyrpides N, Woyke T, Schleuning M, Göker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front. Microbio. 2020; 11:468. [PubMed].
  4. Ramana VV, Kapoor S, Shobha E, Ramprasad EVV, Sasikala Ch, Ramana ChV. Blastochloris gulmargensis sp. nov., isolated from an epilithic phototrophic biofilm. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:1811-1816. [PubMed].
  5. Madigan MT, Resnick SM, Kempher ML, Dohnalkova AC, Takaichi S, Wang-Otomo Z-Y, Toyoda A, Kurokawa K, Mori H, Tsukatani Y. Blastochloris tepida, sp. nov., a thermophilic species of the bacteriochlorophyll b-containing genus Blastochloris. Arch Microbiol 2019; 201:1351-1359. [PubMed].