Taxon DOI
Bagchi et al. 2017
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
(Borzì 1914) Rippka et al. 2001
McNeill et al. 2006
Bagchi et al. 2017
Alvarenga et al. 2021
McNeill et al. 2006
Alvarenga et al. 2021
McNeill et al. 2006
Alvarenga et al. 2021
Saraf et al. 2019
Hrouzek et al. 2013
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this family within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  Woese et al. 1985 emend. McNeill et al. 2006 non Cyanobacteria Woese et al. 2006
  (Stanier 1973) Woese et al. 2006 emend. McNeill et al. 2006 non Cyanobacteria Woese et al. 1985
  (Borzì 1914) Rippka et al. 2001
  Bagchi 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 family Nostocaceae Bagchi et al. 2017. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on June 2, 2021.


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