Taxon DOI
Blümel et al. 2001 emend. Yoon et al. 2007
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
Blümel et al. 2001
Lee 2017
Yoon et al. 2007
Kämpfer et al. 2019
Chen et al. 2009
Lee et al. 2016
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
  Blümel et al. 2001 emend. Yoon et al. 2007

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 Pigmentiphaga Blümel et al. 2001 emend. Yoon et al. 2007. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on May 20, 2019.


  1. Blümel S, Mark B, Busse HJ, Kämpfer P, Stolz A. Pigmentiphaga kullae gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel member of the family Alcaligenaceae with the ability to decolorize azo dyes aerobically. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1867-1871. [PubMed].
  2. Yoon JH, Kang SJ, Kim W, Oh TK. Pigmentiphaga daeguensis sp. nov., isolated from wastewater of a dye works, and emended description of the genus Pigmentiphaga. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:1188-1191. [PubMed].
  3. Lee SD. Pigmentiphaga aceris sp. nov., isolated from tree sap. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:3198-3202. [PubMed].
  4. Chen YG, Zhang YQ, Huang K, Tang SK, Cao Y, Shi JX, Xiao HD, Cui XL, Li WJ. Pigmentiphaga litoralis sp. nov., a facultatively anaerobic bacterium isolated from a tidal flat sediment. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:521-525. [PubMed].
  5. Kämpfer P, Busse H-J, Criscuolo A, Bizet C, Clermont D, McInroy JA, Glaeser SP. Pigmentiphaga humi sp. nov., isolated from soil amended with humic acid. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:1573-1578. [PubMed].
  6. Lee J-J, Srinivasan S, Kim MK. Pigmentiphaga soli sp. nov., a bacterium isolated from soil. J Microbiol 2011; 49:857-861. [PubMed].