Taxon DOI
Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980)
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
De Ley et al. 1986
Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Rehfuss and Urban 2005
Baumann et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)
(ZoBell and Upham 1944) Hendrie et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)
Van Trappen et al. 2005
Baumann et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)
Foss et al. 1998
(ex Leifson and Hugh 1954) Rüger and Tan 1983
Lu et al. 2017
Davis et al. 1969 (Approved Lists 1980)
Palleroni and Palleroni 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)
(sic) Baumann et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)
Abbas et al. 2016
Davis et al. 1969 (Approved Lists 1980)
Kiredjian et al. 1986
(Packer and Vishniac 1955) Aragno and Schlegel 1977 (Approved Lists 1980)
Baumann et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)
(Yabuuchi and Yano 1981) Kiredjian et al. 1986
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
  De Ley et al. 1986
  Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (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 Alcaligenes Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980). NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on January 17, 2017.


  1. Castellani A, Chalmers AJ. Genus Alcaligenes Castellani and Chalmers, 1918. Manual of Tropical Medicine, Third Edition, Williams, Wood and Co., New York, 1919, p. 936.
  2. Rüger HJ, Tan TL. Separation of Alcaligenes denitrificans sp. nov. nom. rev. from Alcaligenes faecalis on the basis of DNA base composition, DNA homology and nitrate reduction. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:85-89.
  3. Hendrie MS, Holding AJ, Shewan JM. Emended descriptions of the genus Alcaligenes and of Alcaligenes faecalis and proposal that the generic name Achromobacter be rejected. Status of the named species of Alcaligenes and Achromobacter. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1974; 24:534-550.
  4. Lu C-Y, Li Y-Q, Tian Y, Han M-X, Narsing Rao MP, Li Y-R, Zhu Z-N, Wei D-Q, An D-D, Li W-J. Alcaligenes endophyticus sp. nov., isolated from roots of Ammodendron bifolium. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:939-943. [PubMed].
  5. Abbas S, Ahmed I, Iida T, Lee Y-J, Busse H-J, Fujiwara T, Ohkuma M. A heavy-metal tolerant novel bacterium, Alcaligenes pakistanensis sp. nov., isolated from industrial effluent in Pakistan. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 2015; 108:859-870. [PubMed].
  6. Foss S, Heyen U, Harder J. Alcaligenes defragrans sp. nov., description of four strains isolated on alkenoic monoterpenes ((+)-menthene, α-pinene, 2-carene, and α-phellandrene) and nitrate. Syst Appl Microbiol 1998; 21:237-244. [PubMed].
  7. Davis DH, Doudoroff M, Stanier RY, Mandel M. Proposal to reject the genus Hydrogenomonas. Taxonomic implications. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1969; 19:375-390.
  8. Kiredjian M, Holmes B, Kersters K, Guilvout I, De Ley J. Alcaligenes piechaudii, a new species of the human clinical specimens and the environment. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1986; 36:282-287.
  9. De Ley J, Segers P, Kersters K, Mannheim W, Lievens A. Intra- and intergeneric similarities of the Bordetella ribosomal ribonucleic acid cistrons: proposal for a new family, Alcaligenaceae. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1986; 36:405-414.
  10. Van Trappen S, Tan TL, Samyn E, Vandamme P. Alcaligenes aquatilis sp. nov., a novel bacterium from sediments of the Weser Estuary, Germany, and a salt marsh on Shem Creek in Charleston Harbor, USA. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:2571-2575. [PubMed].
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  12. Palleroni NJ, Palleroni AV. Alcaligenes latus, a new species of hydrogen-utilizing bacteria. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1978; 28:416-424.
  13. Aragno M, Schlegel H. Alcaligenes ruhlandii (Packer and Vishniac) comb. nov., a peritrichous hydrogen bacterium previously assigned to Pseudomonas. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1977; 27:279-281.
  14. No reference is available 2015