Taxon DOI
Maszenan et al. 1999
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
Maszenan et al. 1999
Thongphrom et al. 2017
Srinivasan et al. 2017
Lee and Lee 2008
Kumari et al. 2016
Puente-Sánchez et al. 2014
Kämpfer et al. 2009
Cai et al. 2011
Finster et al. 2009
Li et al. 2016
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
  Maszenan et al. 1999

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 Tessaracoccus Maszenan et al. 1999. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
This information was last reviewed on June 21, 2017.


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  2. Lee DW, Lee SD. Tessaracoccus flavescens sp. nov., isolated from marine sediment. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:785-789. [PubMed].
  3. Maszenan AM, Seviour RJ, Patel BKC, Schumann P, Rees GN. Tessaracoccus bendigoensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a gram-positive coccus occurring in regular packages or tetrads, isolated from activated sludge biomass. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:459-468. [PubMed].
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  7. Kumari R, Singh P, Schumann P, Lal R. Tessaracoccus flavus sp. nov., isolated from the drainage system of a lindane-producing factory. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:1862-1868. [PubMed].
  8. Srinivasan S, Sundararaman A, Lee SS. Tessaracoccus defluvii sp. nov., isolated from an aeration tank of a sewage treatment plant. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 2017; 110:1-9. [PubMed].
  9. Kämpfer P, Lodders N, Warfolomeow I, Busse HJ. Tessaracoccus lubricantis sp. nov., isolated from a metalworking fluid. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:1545-1549. [PubMed].
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