Taxon DOI
Hayashi et al. 1999
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Garrity et al. 2006 emend. Boden et al. 2017
Hayashi et al. 1999
Stöhr et al. 2001
Vésteinsdóttir et al. 2011
Kawai 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
  Boden et al. 2017
  Garrity et al. 2006 emend. Boden et al. 2017
  Garrity et al. 2006 emend. Boden et al. 2017
  Hayashi et al. 1999

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 Hydrogenophilus Hayashi et al. 1999. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on June 1, 2022.


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