Taxon DOI
Niimura et al. 1990 emend. Ren et al. 2013
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Fischer 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)
Niimura et al. 1990
Pugin et al. 2012
Zhilina et al. 2002
Hirota et al. 2013
Hirota et al. 2013
Wu et al. 2010
Ren et al. 2013
An et al. 2007
Zhilina et al. 2002
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Gibbons and Murray 2021
  Ludwig et al. 2010
  Prévot 1953 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Fischer 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Niimura et al. 1990 emend. Ren et al. 2013

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 Amphibacillus Niimura et al. 1990 emend. Ren et al. 2013. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on June 27, 2017.


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