Taxon DOI
Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (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
(Beijerinck 1901) Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)
Yu et al. 2008
Yoon et al. 2001
Kämpfer et al. 2010
(Larkin and Stokes 1967) Yoon et al. 2001
Claus et al. 1984
Kong et al. 2022
Kwon et al. 2007
corrig. (Maiden and Jones 1985) Gupta and Patel 2020
Tominaga et al. 2009
Reddy et al. 2003
Wolfgang et al. 2012
(Miquel 1889) Yoon et al. 2001
(Nakamura 1984) Yoon et al. 2001
An et al. 2007
Zhang et al. 2014
Kwon et al. 2007
Gupta and Patel 2019
Sun et al. 2017
Kämpfer et al. 2010
Gupta and Patel 2019
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
  Peshkoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Peshkoff 1939 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta and Patel 2019
  Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (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.
When referring to this Abstract, please use its Digital Object Identifier and cite NamesforLife.
Taxon Abstract for the genus Sporosarcina Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta and Patel 2019. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on March 2, 2022.


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