Taxon DOI
Chester 1897 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta et al. 2018
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Goodfellow and Jones 2015
Lehmann and Neumann 1896 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta et al. 2018
Wang et al. 2010
Jurado et al. 2009 emend. Hamada et al. 2016
Gupta et al. 2018
Gupta et al. 2018
Gupta et al. 2018
Gupta et al. 2018
Digital Object Identifier
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this family within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  Woese et al. 1990
  Goodfellow 2012 non Actinobacteria Stackebrandt et al. 1997
  Krasil'nikov 1949 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Goodfellow and Jones 2015
  Chester 1897 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta et al. 2018

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 Mycobacteriaceae Chester 1897 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Gupta et al. 2018. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
This information was last reviewed on February 16, 2018.


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