Taxon DOI
Das et al. 1996 emend. La Scola et al. 2003
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Garrity et al. 2006
Das et al. 1996
La Scola et al. 2003
Thomas et al. 2007
De Meyer and Willems 2012
De Meyer and Willems 2012
La Scola et al. 2003
Ouattara et al. 2003
De Meyer and Willems 2012
Thomas et al. 2007
Safronova et al. 2015
La Scola et al. 2003
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
  Kuykendall 2006
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Das et al. 1996 emend. La Scola et al. 2003

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 Bosea Das et al. 1996 emend. La Scola et al. 2003. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
This information was last reviewed on March 17, 2015.


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  2. Das SK, Mishra AK, Tindall BJ, Rainey FA, Stackebrandt E. Oxidation of thiosulfate by a new bacterium, Bosea thiooxidans (strain BI-42) gen. nov., sp. nov.: analysis of phylogeny based on chemotaxonomy and 16S ribosomal DNA sequencing. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:981-987. [PubMed].
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  4. Lee KB, Liu CT, Anzai Y, Kim H, Aono T, Oyaizu H. The hierarchical system of the 'Alphaproteobacteria': description of Hyphomonadaceae fam. nov., Xanthobacteraceae fam. nov. and Erythrobacteraceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1907-1919. [PubMed].
  5. Ouattara AS, Assih EA, Thierry S, Cayol JL, Labat M, Monroy O, Macarie H. Bosea minatitlanensis sp. nov., a strictly aerobic bacterium isolated from an anaerobic digester. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1247-1251. [PubMed].
  6. La Scola B, Mallet MN, Grimont PAD, Raoult D. Bosea eneae sp. nov., Bosea massiliensis sp. nov. and Bosea vestrisii sp. nov., isolated from hospital water supplies, and emendation of the genus Bosea (Das et al. 1996). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:15-20. [PubMed].
  7. De Meyer SE, Willems A. Multilocus sequence analysis of Bosea species and description of Bosea lupini sp. nov., Bosea lathyri sp. nov. and Bosea robiniae sp. nov., isolated from legumes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:2505-2510. [PubMed].
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