Taxon DOI
Kim et al. 2017
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Hördt et al. 2020
Kim et al. 2017
Liu 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
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Douglas 1957 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Hördt et al. 2020
  Hördt et al. 2020
  Kim et al. 2017

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 Chthonobacter Kim et al. 2017. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on November 9, 2021.


  1. Kim D, Kang K, Ahn T-Y. Chthonobacter albigriseus gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from grass-field soil in Korea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:883-888. [PubMed].
  2. Liu X-M, Zhou X-K, Li Y-D, Jiang J-X, Dong L-M, Fang B-Z, Li W-J, Duan Y-Q. Chthonobacter rhizosphaerae sp. nov., a bacterium isolated from rhizosphere soil of Citrus sinenesis. Arch Microbiol 2021; 203:2343-2350. [PubMed].
  3. Hördt A, García-López M, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Tindall BJ, Weinhold L-M, Gronow S, Kyrpides N, Woyke T, Schleuning M, Göker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front. Microbio. 2020; 11:468. [PubMed].