Taxon DOI
Delwiche 1957 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Zhi et al. 2009
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Patrick and McDowell 2015
Orla-Jensen 1909 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Scholz and Kilian 2016
Scholz and Kilian 2016
Jung et al. 2007
Alonso-Vega et al. 2011
Bae et al. 2006
Scholz and Kilian 2016
Schumann et al. 1997
Maszenan et al. 2007
Tamura et al. 1994 emend. Collins et al. 2000
Zhang et al. 2014
Nakamura et al. 1995
Shintani et al. 2000
Rieser et al. 2012 emend. Tian et al. 2017
Bae et al. 2006
Sugawara et al. 2011
Akasaka et al. 2003
Yokota et al. 1994
Stackebrandt et al. 2002
Scholz and Kilian 2016
Pikuta et al. 2016
Maszenan et al. 1999
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)
  Patrick and McDowell 2015
  Delwiche 1957 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Zhi et al. 2009

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 Propionibacteriaceae Delwiche 1957 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Zhi et al. 2009. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
This information was last reviewed on March 2, 2017.


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