Taxon DOI
Urakawa et al. 1999
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Ivanova et al. 2004 emend. Hosoya et al. 2009
(Baumann et al. 1984) Urakawa et al. 1999
Xu et al. 2003
Kim et al. 2008
Nogi et al. 1999
Xu et al. 2003
(Lunder et al. 2000) Benediktsdóttir et al. 2000
Nogi and Kato 1999
None 2015
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. 2005 emend. Williams and Kelly 2013
  Bowman and McMeekin 2005
  Ivanova et al. 2004 emend. Hosoya et al. 2009
  Urakawa et al. 1999

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 Moritella Urakawa et al. 1999. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
This information was last reviewed on May 25, 2010.


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  6. Xu Y, Nogi Y, Kato C, Liang Z, Rüger HJ, De Kegel D, Glansdorff N. Moritella profunda sp. nov. and Moritella abyssi sp. nov., two psychropiezophilic organisms isolated from deep Atlantic sediments. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:533-538. [PubMed].
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  8. No reference is available 2015
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