Taxon DOI
Tsilinsky 1899 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Mutschlechner et al. 2021
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Matsuo et al. 2006 emend. Li et al. 2012
Tsilinsky 1899 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Jiang et al. 2019
Kurup et al. 1975 (Approved Lists 1980)
Yao et al. 2014
(sic) (Krasil'nikov and Agre 1964) Cross and Goodfellow 1973 (Approved Lists 1980)
Wu et al. 2015
Kurup et al. 1981
Mokrane et al. 2017
Mutschlechner et al. 2021
Nonomura and Ohara 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)
Lacey and Cross 1989
Lacey 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)
(ex Waksman and Corke 1953) Lacey and Cross 1989
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)
  Matsuo et al. 2006 emend. Li et al. 2012
  Tsilinsky 1899 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Mutschlechner et al. 2021

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 Thermoactinomyces Tsilinsky 1899 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Mutschlechner et al. 2021. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on March 2, 2021.


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