Taxon DOI
Willems et al. 1989
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Willems et al. 1991
(Niklewski 1910) Willems et al. 1989
Lin et al. 2017
Banerjee et al. 2021
Kämpfer et al. 2005
Yoon et al. 2008
Choi et al. 2020
Chung et al. 2007
Reinauer et al. 2014
Baek et al. 2017
Kämpfer et al. 2005
Kimura and Okabe 2013
Contzen et al. 2001
Mantri et al. 2017
Du et al. 2015
(Davis et al. 1970) Willems et al. 1989
(Auling et al. 1978) Willems et al. 1989
Yang et al. 2017
(Lalucat et al. 1982) Willems et al. 1989
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. 1989

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 Hydrogenophaga Willems et al. 1989. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on April 8, 2021.


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