Taxon DOI
Farmer et al. 1981
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Rahn 1984 emend. Adeolu et al. 2016
Farmer et al. 1981
Müller et al. 1996
Farmer et al. 1981
Müller et al. 1996
(Izard et al. 1980) Pavan et al. 2005
Liu et al. 2021
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
  Rahn 1984 emend. Adeolu et al. 2016
  Farmer et al. 1981

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 Kluyvera Farmer et al. 1981. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on January 15, 2021.


  1. Farmer JJ, Brenner DJ. Family I. Enterobacteriaceae. In: Garrity GM, Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second Edition, Volume 2, Part B, Springer, New York, 2005, p. 587.
  2. Müller HE, Brenner DJ, Fanning GR, Grimont PAD, Kämpfer P. Emended description of Buttiauxella agrestis with recognition of six new species of Buttiauxella and two new species of Kluyvera: Buttiauxella ferragutiae sp. nov., Buttiauxella gaviniae sp. nov., Buttiauxella brennerae sp. nov., Buttiauxella izardii sp. nov., Buttiauxella noackiae sp. nov., Buttiauxella warmboldiae sp. nov., Kluyvera cochleae sp. nov., and Kluyvera georgiana sp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:50-63. [PubMed].
  3. Liu L, Feng Y, Wei L, Qiao F, Zong Z. Corrigendum: Precise Species Identification and Taxonomy Update for the Genus Kluyvera With Reporting Kluyvera sichuanensis sp. nov. Front. Microbio. 2020; 11:579306-579306.
  4. Farmer JJ, Fanning GR, Huntley-Carter GP, Holmes B, Hickman FW, Richard C, Brenner DJ. Kluyvera, a new (redefined) genus in the family Enterobacteriaceae: identification of Kluyvera ascorbata sp. nov. and Kluyvera cryocrescens sp. nov. in clinical specimens. J Clin Microbiol 1981; 13:919-933. [PubMed].
  5. Pavan ME, Franco RJ, Rodriguez JM, Gadaleta P, Abbott SL, Janda JM, Zorzópulos J. Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Kluyvera: transfer of Enterobacter intermedius Izard et al. 1980 to the genus Kluyvera as Kluyvera intermedia comb. nov. and reclassification of Kluyvera cochleae as a later synonym of K. intermedia. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:437-442. [PubMed].