Taxon DOI
Fuerst et al. 1993 emend. Coil et al. 2015
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Lee et al. 2005 emend. Xu et al. 2009
Fuerst et al. 1993
Kristyanto et al. 2017
Furuhata et al. 2013
Rainey et al. 2003
Yoon et al. 2006
Yoon et al. 2004
Coil et al. 2016
Rathgeber et al. 2007
(ex Ahrens and Rheinheimer 1967) Hiraishi et al. 2002
Hanada et al. 1997
Digital Object Identifier
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  Woese et al. 1990
  Garrity et al. 2005
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Yabuuchi and Kosako 2006
  Lee et al. 2005 emend. Xu et al. 2009
  Fuerst et al. 1993 emend. Coil et al. 2015

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.
Taxon Statistics
Based on the method of Garrity and Lilburn (2008).
Microbial Earth
When referring to this Abstract, please use its Digital Object Identifier and cite NamesforLife.
Taxon Abstract for the genus Porphyrobacter Fuerst et al. 1993 emend. Coil et al. 2015. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
This information was last reviewed on November 15, 2017.


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