Taxon DOI
Vasilyeva and Semenov 1985 emend. Albert et al. 2010
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Lee et al. 2005 emend. Hördt et al. 2020
corrig. Vasilyeva and Semenov 1985 emend. Islam et al. 2007
Miller et al. 2005
Islam et al. 2007
Chou et al. 2007
Islam et al. 2007
Carvalho et al. 2008
Nguyen et al. 2015
Albert et al. 2010
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
  Lee et al. 2005 emend. Hördt et al. 2020
  Vasilyeva and Semenov 1985 emend. Albert et al. 2010

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 Labrys Vasilyeva and Semenov 1985 emend. Albert et al. 2010. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on March 24, 2020.


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  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. Miller JA, Kalyuzhnaya MG, Noyes E, Lara JC, Lidstrom ME, Chistoserdova L. Labrys methylaminiphilus sp. nov., a novel facultatively methylotrophic bacterium from a freshwater lake sediment. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1247-1253. [PubMed].
  4. Vasilyeva LV, Semenov AM. Labrys monahos, a new budding prosthecate bacterium with radial symmetry. Mikrobiologiya (Russian) 1984; 53:85-92.
  5. Nguyen N-L, Kim Y-J, Hoang V-A, Kang J-P, Wang C, Zhang J, Kang C-H, Yang D-C. Labrys soli sp. nov., isolated from the rhizosphere of ginseng. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:3913-3919. [PubMed].
  6. Albert RA, Waas NE, Langer S, Pavlons SC, Feldner JL, Rosselló-Mora R, Busse H-J. Labrys wisconsinensis sp. nov., a budding bacterium isolated from Lake Michigan water, and emended description of the genus Labrys. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2010; 60:1570-1576. [PubMed].
  7. 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].
  8. Carvalho MF, De Marco P, Duque AF, Pacheco CC, Janssen DB, Castro PM. Labrys portucalensis sp. nov., a fluorobenzene-degrading bacterium isolated from an industrially contaminated sediment in northern Portugal. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:692-698. [PubMed].
  9. Chou YJ, Elliott GN, James EK, Lin KY, Chou JH, Sheu SY, Sheu DS, Sprent JI, Chen WM. Labrys neptuniae sp. nov., isolated from root nodules of the aquatic legume Neptunia oleracea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:577-581. [PubMed].