Taxon DOI
Nakamura et al. 1995
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Delwiche 1957 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Zhi et al. 2009
Nakamura et al. 1995
Wang et al. 2008
Cheng et al. 2013
Tuo et al. 2016
Cui et al. 2007
Zhang et al. 2016
An et al. 2008
Kämpfer et al. 2010
Kämpfer et al. 2010
Lee and Kim 2012
Digital Object Identifier
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus 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
  Nakamura et al. 1995

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 Microlunatus Nakamura et al. 1995. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
This information was last reviewed on July 26, 2016.


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