Taxon DOI
Migula 1894 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta and Patel 2019
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Peshkoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta and Patel 2019
(Menge 1892) Migula 1894 (Approved Lists 1980)
Engelhardt et al. 2001
Reddy et al. 2002
(Dai et al. 2005) Gupta and Patel 2020
Suresh et al. 2007
Wang et al. 2015
Choi et al. 2007
Kim et al. 2015
(Zhang et al. 2009) Gupta and Patel 2020
Mykytczuk et al. 2012
Novitsky and Kushner 1976 (Approved Lists 1980)
Gan et al. 2018
Hao and Komagata 1986
(Yoon et al. 2001) Gupta and Patel 2020
Alam et al. 2004
Yoon et al. 2003 emend. Ivanova et al. 2006
Junge et al. 1998
(ZoBell and Upham 1944) Nakagawa et al. 1996
Kaur et al. 2012
Reddy et al. 2002
(sic) Romano et al. 2003
Wang et al. 2017
Yoon et al. 2010
Gan et al. 2018
(Luo et al. 2014) Gupta and Patel 2019
Mayilraj et al. 2005
See-Too et al. 2017
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
  Peshkoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Peshkoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta and Patel 2019
  Migula 1894 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta and Patel 2019

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 Planococcus Migula 1894 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta and Patel 2019. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on March 13, 2020.


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