Taxon DOI
Claussen 1903 emend. Kitahara 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Winslow et al. 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)
Claussen 1903 (Approved Lists 1980)
Lindner 1887 (Approved Lists 1980)
De Bruyne et al. 2008
Zhang et al. 2005
Dobson et al. 2002
(Coster and White 1964) Back 1978 (Approved Lists 1980)
Liu et al. 2006
Mees 1934 (Approved Lists 1980)
Back 1988
Doi et al. 2009
Gunther and White 1961 (Approved Lists 1980)
Mees 1934 (Approved Lists 1980)
Tanasupawat et al. 2007
Franz et al. 2006
(ex Mees 1934) Garvie 1988
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
  Ludwig et al. 2010
  Winslow et al. 1917 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Claussen 1903 emend. Kitahara 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

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 Pediococcus Claussen 1903 emend. Kitahara 1974 (Approved Lists 1980). NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
This information was last reviewed on June 26, 2009.


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