Taxon DOI
Mevs et al. 2000 emend. Qin et al. 2013
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Normand 2006 emend. Zhi et al. 2009
Mevs et al. 2000 emend. Reddy et al. 2007
Busarakam et al. 2017
Trujillo et al. 2015
Xiao et al. 2011
Trujillo et al. 2015
Qin et al. 2013
Reddy et al. 2007
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)
  Sen et al. 2014
  Normand 2006 emend. Zhi et al. 2009
  Mevs et al. 2000 emend. Qin et al. 2013

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 Modestobacter Mevs et al. 2000 emend. Qin et al. 2013. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
This information was last reviewed on January 20, 2017.


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