Taxon DOI
Wiegel et al. 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)
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
(Baumgarten et al. 1974) Wiegel et al. 1978 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Hördt et al. 2020
Jenni and Aragno 1988
Doronina and Trotsenko 2003
Wang et al. 2021
Malik and Claus 1979 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Reding et al. 1992
Tikhonova et al. 2021
Padden et al. 1997
Doronina and Trotsenko 2003
Zaichikova 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
  Wiegel et al. 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)

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 Xanthobacter Wiegel et al. 1978 (Approved Lists 1980). NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on January 11, 2022.


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