Taxon DOI
Golovacheva and Karavaiko 1991 emend. Johnson et al. 2008
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
None 2015
Golovacheva and Karavaiko 1991
Norris et al. 1996
Johnson et al. 2009
Dufresne et al. 1996
Zhang et al. 2021
Melamud et al. 2006
Bogdanova et al. 2006
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
  Rainey 2010
  Prévot 1953 (Approved Lists 1980)
  None 2015
  Golovacheva and Karavaiko 1991 emend. Johnson et al. 2008

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 Sulfobacillus Golovacheva and Karavaiko 1991 emend. Johnson et al. 2008. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on August 6, 2021.


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