Taxon DOI
Gherna et al. 1991
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Adeolu et al. 2016
Gherna et al. 1991
Dale et al. 2006
(sic) Nováková et al. 2016
Nováková et al. 2015
Fan et al. 2016
Bressan et al. 2012
Hypša and Dale 1997
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. 2005 emend. Williams and Kelly 2013
  (Garrity and Holt 2001) Adeolu et al. 2016
  Adeolu et al. 2016
  Gherna et al. 1991

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.
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Taxon Abstract for the genus Arsenophonus Gherna et al. 1991. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on April 11, 2019.


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