Taxon DOI
Collins et al. 1984
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
None 2015
Collins et al. 1984
(Levine and Soppeland 1926) Farrow et al. 1994
Kim et al. 2005
Liu et al. 2022
Kulshreshtha et al. 2013
Frühling et al. 2002
Raichand et al. 2012
López-Cortés et al. 2006
Dastager et al. 2015
Meng et al. 2020
Singh et al. 2013
Chaturvedi and Shivaji 2006
Kim et al. 2005
López-Cortés et al. 2006
Yumoto et al. 2004
Crapart et al. 2007
Liu et al. 2022
Rodrigues et al. 2006
Chaturvedi et al. 2008
Frühling et al. 2002
None 2015
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)
  None 2015
  Collins et al. 1984

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 Exiguobacterium Collins et al. 1984. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on November 9, 2021.


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  16. No reference is available 2015
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