Taxon DOI
Baldani et al. 1986 emend. Carro et al. 2012
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Garrity et al. 2006
Baldani et al. 1986 emend. Lin et al. 2013
Dobritsa et al. 2010
Carro et al. 2012
(Aragno and Schlegel 1978) Ding and Yokota 2004
Liu et al. 2020
Carro et al. 2012
Im et al. 2004
Ishii et al. 2017
Kirchhof et al. 2001
Rothballer et al. 2006
(Leifson 1962) Ding and Yokota 2004 emend. Dobritsa et al. 2010
Valverde et al. 2003
Lagier et al. 2014
Xu et al. 2018
Bajerski et al. 2013
Ding and Yokota 2004 emend. Dobritsa et al. 2010
Jung et al. 2007
Fan et al. 2018
(Christopher and Edgerton 1930) Baldani et al. 1996
Carro et al. 2012
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 emend. Boden et al. 2017
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Baldani et al. 1986 emend. Carro et al. 2012

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 Herbaspirillum Baldani et al. 1986 emend. Carro et al. 2012. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on September 9, 2020.


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