Taxon DOI
Irgens et al. 1996
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Willems et al. 1991
Irgens et al. 1996
Kämpfer et al. 2006
Margesin et al. 2012
Xing et al. 2016
Choi et al. 2018
Margesin et al. 2012
Sizova and Panikov 2007
Weon et al. 2008
Jeon et al. 2004
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
  Irgens et al. 1996

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 Polaromonas Irgens et al. 1996. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on April 11, 2018.


  1. Xing T, Yao T, Liu Y, Shen L, Gu Z, Guo B, Liu H, Zhou Y. Polaromonas eurypsychrophila sp. nov., isolated from an ice core in Muztagh Glacier, Tibet, China. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:2497-2501. [PubMed].
  2. Willems A, Gillis M. Family IV. Comamonadaceae fam. nov. In: Garrity GM, Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second Edition, Volume 2, Part C, Springer, New York, 2005, p. 686.
  3. Choi KD, Siddiqi MZ, Liu Q, Jo JH, Chun SY, Choi G-M, Kim SY, Lee SY, Im W-T. Polaromonas ginsengisoli sp. nov., isolated from ginseng field soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:1436-1441. [PubMed].
  4. Weon HY, Yoo SH, Kong SB, Kwon SW, Stackebrandt E, Go SJ, Koo BS. Polaromonas jejuensis sp. nov., isolated from soil in Korea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:1525-1528. [PubMed].
  5. Kämpfer P, Busse HJ, Falsen E. Polaromonas aquatica sp. nov., isolated from tap water. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:605-608. [PubMed].
  6. Sizova M, Panikov N. Polaromonas hydrogenivorans sp. nov., a psychrotolerant hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium from Alaskan soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:616-619. [PubMed].
  7. Irgens RL, Gosink JJ, Staley JT. Polaromonas vacuolata gen. nov., sp. nov., a psychrophilic, marine, gas vacuolate bacterium from Antarctica. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:822-826. [PubMed].
  8. Jeon CO, Park W, Ghiorse WC, Madsen EL. Polaromonas naphthalenivorans sp. nov., a naphthalene-degrading bacterium from naphthalene-contaminated sediment. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2004; 54:93-97. [PubMed].
  9. Margesin R, Spröer C, Zhang D-C, Busse H-J. Polaromonas glacialis sp. nov. and Polaromonas cryoconiti sp. nov., isolated from alpine glacier cryoconite. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:2662-2668. [PubMed].
  10. No reference is available 2015