Taxon DOI
Kloos et al. 1998 emend. Mašlaňová et al. 2018
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Schleifer and Bell 2010
Kloos et al. 1998
Keller et al. 2022
Mašlaňová et al. 2018
Kloos et al. 1998
Mannerová et al. 2003
Gobeli Brawand et al. 2017
Kloos et al. 1998
(Schleifer et al. 1982) Kloos et al. 1998
Mašlaňová et al. 2018
Mašlaňová et al. 2018
Mannerová et al. 2003
Mannerová 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)
  Schleifer and Bell 2010
  Kloos et al. 1998 emend. Mašlaňová et al. 2018

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 Macrococcus Kloos et al. 1998 emend. Mašlaňová et al. 2018. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on March 2, 2022.


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