Taxon DOI
Pikuta et al. 2000 emend. Pikuta et al. 2003
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Fischer 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)
corrig. Pikuta et al. 2000 emend. Pikuta et al. 2003
Poli et al. 2006
Dulger et al. 2004
Atanassova et al. 2008
Coorevits et al. 2012
Cihan et al. 2014
De Clerck et al. 2004
Zhang et al. 2011
Pikuta et al. 2000
Filippidou et al. 2016
Belduz et al. 2003
Kevbrin et al. 2006
Inan et al. 2013
Dulger et al. 2004
Namsaraev et al. 2011
Derekova et al. 2008
Cihan et al. 2011
Deep et al. 2013
Zhang et al. 2011
(Schäffer et al. 2004) Coorevits et al. 2012
Poli et al. 2011
Zhang et al. 2013
Yumoto et al. 2004
Digital Object Identifier
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  Woese et al. 1990
  corrig. Gibbons and Murray 1978 emend. Garrity and Holt 2001
  Ludwig et al. 2010
  Prévot 1953 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Fischer 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Pikuta et al. 2000 emend. Pikuta 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 Anoxybacillus Pikuta et al. 2000 emend. Pikuta et al. 2003. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
This information was last reviewed on June 27, 2016.


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