Taxon DOI
Willems et al. 1990 emend. Willems et al. 1992
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Willems et al. 1991
(Schatz and Bovell 1952) Willems et al. 1990
Xu et al. 2021
Gardan et al. 2000
(Manns 1909) Willems et al. 1992 emend. Schaad et al. 2008
Heylen et al. 2008
Singleton et al. 2020
(Pavarino 1911) Schaad et al. 2009
(Schaad et al. 1978) Schaad et al. 2009
Schulze et al. 1999
(Davis et al. 1970) Willems et al. 1990
Pal et al. 2018
(Goto 1983) Willems et al. 1992
Chun et al. 2017
Chaudhary and Kim 2019
Schaad et al. 2009
Li et al. 2011
Choi et al. 2010
Willems et al. 1990
Gardan et al. 2003
Vaneechoutte et al. 2013
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
  Willems et al. 1991
  Willems et al. 1990 emend. Willems et al. 1992

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 Acidovorax Willems et al. 1990 emend. Willems et al. 1992. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on April 8, 2021.


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  14. No reference is available 2015
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