Taxon DOI
Garrity et al. 2006
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Garrity et al. 2006
Yabuuchi et al. 1993 emend. Sawana et al. 2014
Dobritsa and Samadpour 2016
Chang et al. 2004 emend. Kim et al. 2006
Makkar and Casida 1987 emend. Vandamme and Coenye 2004
Chen et al. 2017
Bianciotto et al. 2003
Vaz-Moreira et al. 2015
Gerner-Smidt et al. 1995
Spring et al. 2001 emend. Nguyen and Kim 2017
Ohshima et al. 2016
Coenye et al. 2000 emend. Jeong et al. 2016
Sawana et al. 2015 emend. Dobritsa and Samadpour 2016
Jendrossek 2001
Heckmann and Schmidt 1987 emend. Hahn et al. 2009
Felföldi et al. 2017
Yabuuchi et al. 1996
Lopes-Santos et al. 2017
Caldwell et al. 1981
Vaneechoutte et al. 2004 pro synon. Cupriavidus Makkar and Casida 1987 emend. Vandamme and Coenye 2004
Digital Object Identifier
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this family within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  Woese et al. 1990
  Garrity et al. 2005
  Garrity et al. 2006 emend. Boden et al. 2017
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Garrity et al. 2006

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 family Burkholderiaceae Garrity et al. 2006. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
This information was last reviewed on November 20, 2017.


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