Taxon DOI
Krishnamurthi et al. 2011
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Peshkoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta and Patel 2019
(Larkin and Stokes 1967) Krishnamurthi et al. 2011
Choi and Lee 2020
Shen et al. 2017
(Abd El-Rahman et al. 2002) Krishnamurthi et al. 2011
(Abd El-Rahman et al. 2002) Krishnamurthi et al. 2011
Pham et al. 2015
Rodríguez et al. 2020
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Gibbons and Murray 2021
  Ludwig et al. 2010
  Peshkoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Peshkoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta and Patel 2019
  Krishnamurthi 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 Psychrobacillus Krishnamurthi et al. 2011. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on April 3, 2020.


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