Taxon DOI
Metchnikoff 1888 emend. Hirsch 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Laurent 1890 (Approved Lists 1980)
Metchnikoff 1888 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Starr et al. 1983
Giblin-Davis et al. 2011
Sayre et al. 1992 emend. Noel et al. 2005
(ex Thorne 1940) Sayre and Starr 1986
Starr and Sayre 1988
Giblin-Davis et al. 2003
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)
  Laurent 1890 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Metchnikoff 1888 emend. Hirsch 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

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 Pasteuria Metchnikoff 1888 emend. Hirsch 1974 (Approved Lists 1980). NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on September 16, 2011.


  1. Sayre RM, Starr MP. Pasteuria penetrans (ex Thorne, 1940) nom. rev., comb. n., sp. n., a mycelial and endospore-forming bacterium parasitic in plant-parasitic nematodes. Proc Helm Soc Wash 1985; 52:149-165.
  2. Metchnikoff E. Pasteuria ramosa un représentant des bactéries à division longitudinale. Ann Inst Pasteur (Paris) 1888; 2:165-170.
  3. Giblin-Davis RM, Nong G, Preston JF, Williams DS, Center BJ, Brito JA, Dickson DW. ‘Candidatus Pasteuria aldrichii’, an obligate endoparasite of the bacterivorous nematode Bursilla. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:2073-2080. [PubMed].
  4. Starr MP, Sayre RM. Pasteuria thornei sp. nov. and Pasteuria penetrans sensu stricto Emend., mycelial and endospore-forming bacteria parasitic respectively on plant-parasitic nematodes of the genera Pratylenchus and Meloidogyne. Ann Inst Pasteur Microbiol 1988; 139:11-31.
  5. Sayre RM, Wergin WP, Schmidt JM, Starr MP. Pasteuria nishizawae sp. nov., a mycelial and endospore-forming bacterium parasitic on cyst nematodes of genera Heterodera and Globodera. Res Microbiol 1991; 142:551-564. [PubMed].
  6. Giblin-Davis RM, Williams DS, Bekal S, Dickson DW, Brito JA, Becker JO, Preston JF. ‘Candidatus Pasteuria usgae’ sp. nov., an obligate endoparasite of the phytoparasitic nematode Belonolaimus longicaudatus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:197-200. [PubMed].