Taxon DOI
Jenkins et al. 1987
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Garrity et al. 2006
Jenkins et al. 1987
Kaparullina et al. 2020
Gogleva et al. 2010
Doronina et al. 2012
(sic) Doronina and Trotsenko 2001
Gogleva et al. 2010
Salcher et al. 2019
Doronina et al. 2017
Madhaiyan et al. 2009
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 emend. Boden et al. 2017
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Jenkins et al. 1987

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 Methylophilus Jenkins et al. 1987. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on November 24, 2021.


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  9. No reference is available 2015
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