Taxon DOI
Joung et al. 2010
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Reichenbach 1992 emend. García-López et al. 2019
Joung et al. 2010 emend. Sirra et al. 2017
Sirra et al. 2017
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  corrig. Krieg et al. 2021
  (Cavalier-Smith 1998) Bernardet 2012
  Bernardet 2012 emend. García-López et al. 2019
  Reichenbach 1992 emend. García-López et al. 2019
  Joung et al. 2010

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 Soonwooa Joung et al. 2010. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
García-López et al. 2020 indicate that Soonwooa purpurea should be reclassified as a species of Chryseobacterium, and transferred Soonwooa buanensis (the type species of Soonwooa) into Chryseobacterium, effectively unifying the genera. However, the authors failed to transfer Soonwooa purpurea.
This information was last reviewed on March 16, 2020.


  1. Sirra MRS, Padakandla SR, Chae J-C. Soonwooa purpurea sp. nov., isolated from a fresh water river. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:5193-5197. [PubMed].
  2. Joung Y, Song J, Lee K, Oh H-M, Joh K, Cho J-C. Soonwooa buanensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the family Flavobacteriaceae isolated from seawater. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2010; 60:2061-2065. [PubMed].