Taxon DOI
Shieh and Jean 1999
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Choo et al. 2007 emend. Tegtmeier et al. 2018
Shieh and Jean 1999
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Hedlund 2021
  Choo et al. 2007
  Choo et al. 2007
  Choo et al. 2007 emend. Tegtmeier et al. 2018
  Shieh and Jean 1999

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 Alterococcus Shieh and Jean 1999. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on April 21, 2009.


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