Taxon DOI
Baena et al. 2011
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Kuever et al. 2006
Baena et al. 2011
Grégoire et al. 2012
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  Waite et al. 2020
  Waite et al. 2020
  Kuever et al. 2006 emend. Waite et al. 2020
  Kuever et al. 2006
  Baena et al. 2011

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 Desulfosoma Baena et al. 2011. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on April 28, 2011.


  1. Grégoire P, Fardeau M-L, Guasco S, Lagière J, Cambar J, Michotey V, Bonin P, Ollivier B. Desulfosoma profundi sp. nov., a thermophilic sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from a deep terrestrial geothermal spring in France. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 2012; 101:595-602. [PubMed].
  2. Baena S, Perdomo N, Carvajal C, Díaz C, Patel BKC. Desulfosoma caldarium gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic sulfate-reducing bacterium from a terrestrial hot spring. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:732-736. [PubMed].