Taxon DOI
Hao et al. 1985 emend. Wang et al. 2009
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Fischer 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)
(Novitsky and Kushner 1976) Hao et al. 1985
Hao et al. 1985
Li et al. 2005
Marquez et al. 1990
Wang et al. 2009
Reddy et al. 2017
Balderrama-Subieta et al. 2013
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)
  Fischer 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Hao et al. 1985 emend. Wang et al. 2009

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 Marinococcus Hao et al. 1985 emend. Wang et al. 2009. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on December 5, 2016.


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