Taxon DOI
Spring et al. 2004 emend. Cao et al. 2014
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Willems et al. 1991
Spring et al. 2004
Cao et al. 2014
Pang et al. 2021
Shi et al. 2020
Yi et al. 2018
Heo et al. 2018
Felföldi et al. 2011
Geng et al. 2014
Busse et al. 2022
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
  Spring et al. 2004 emend. Cao et al. 2014

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 Ottowia Spring et al. 2004 emend. Cao et al. 2014. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on June 1, 2022.


  1. Heo J, Cho H, Hong S-B, Kim J-S, Kwon S-W, Kim S-J. Ottowia oryzae sp. nov., isolated from Andong sikhye, a Korean traditional rice beverage. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:3096-3100. [PubMed].
  2. Geng S, Pan X-C, Mei R, Wang Y-N, Sun J-Q, Liu X-Y, Tang Y-Q, Wu X-L. Ottowia shaoguanensis sp. nov., isolated from coking wastewater. Curr Microbiol 2014; 68:324–329. [PubMed].
  3. Spring S, Jäckel U, Wagner M, Kämpfer P. Ottowia thiooxydans gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel facultatively anaerobic, N2O-producing bacterium isolated from activated sludge, and transfer of Aquaspirillum gracile to Hylemonella gracilis gen. nov., comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:99-106. [PubMed].
  4. Pang F-H, Yang H-Y, Sun J, Yu X, Zhang H. Ottowia caeni sp. nov., a novel phenylacetic acid degrading bacterium isolated from sludge. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2021; 71:. [PubMed].
  5. Busse H-J, Kämpfer P, Szostak MP, Spergser J. Ottowia testudinis sp. nov., isolated from the cloaca of a giant Asian pond turtle (Heosemys grandis). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2022; 72:. [PubMed].
  6. Shi S-B, Li G-D, Yang L-F, Liu C, Jiang M-G, Li Q-Y, Wu J-F, Zhang K, Jiang L-Q, Shen N-K, Jiang C-L, Jiang Y. Ottowia flava sp. nov., isolated from fish intestines. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 2019; 112:1567-1575. [PubMed].
  7. Felföldi T, Kéki Z, Sipos R, Márialigeti K, Tindall BJ, Schumann P, Tóth EM. Ottowia pentelensis sp. nov., a floc-forming betaproteobacterium isolated from an activated sludge system treating coke plant effluent. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:2146-2150. [PubMed].
  8. Cao J, Lai Q, Liu Y, Li G, Shao Z. Ottowia beijingensis sp. nov., isolated from coking wastewater activated sludge, and emended description of the genus Ottowia. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:963-967. [PubMed].
  9. Yi KJ, Im W-T, Kim D-W, Kim S-K. Ottowia konkukae sp. nov., isolated from rotten biji (tofu residue). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:3458-3462. [PubMed].