Taxon DOI
De Ley et al. 1978 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Lincoln et al. 1999
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Garrity et al. 2006
(Eisenberg 1891) De Ley et al. 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)
Lincoln et al. 1999
Lu et al. 2020
Gong et al. 2017
Lu et al. 2020
Lu 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 emend. Boden et al. 2017
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Garrity et al. 2006
  De Ley et al. 1978 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Lincoln et al. 1999

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 Janthinobacterium De Ley et al. 1978 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Lincoln et al. 1999. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on May 12, 2020.


  1. Lu H, Deng T, Cai Z, Liu F, Yang X, Wang Y, Xu M. Janthinobacterium violaceinigrum sp. nov., Janthinobacterium aquaticum sp. nov. and Janthinobacterium rivuli sp. nov., isolated from a subtropical stream in China. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:2719-2725. [PubMed].
  2. De Ley J, Segers P, Gillis M. Intra- and intergeneric similarities of Chromobacterium and Janthinobacterium ribosomal ribonucleic acid cistrons. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1978; 28:154-168.
  3. Gong X, Skrivergaard S, Korsgaard BS, Schreiber L, Marshall IPG, Finster K, Schramm A. High quality draft genome sequence of Janthinobacterium psychrotolerans sp. nov., isolated from a frozen freshwater pond. Stand Genomic Sci 2017; 12:. [PubMed].
  4. Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family II. Oxalobacteraceae 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. 623.
  5. Lincoln SP, Fermor TR, Tindall BJ. Janthinobacterium agaricidamnosum sp. nov., a soft rot pathogen of Agaricus bisporus. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1577-1589. [PubMed].
  6. No reference is available 2015