Taxon DOI
Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987 emend. Scheuner et al. 2014
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987 emend. Scheuner et al. 2014
Gimesi 1924 emend. Hirsch and Skuja 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)
Schlesner et al. 2004
Kohn et al. 2016
Franzmann and Skerman 1985 emend. Scheuner et al. 2014
Scheuner et al. 2015
Giovannoni et al. 1995
Lage et al. 2017
Schlesner and Hirsch 1984
Schlesner and Hirsch 1987 emend. Schlesner et al. 2004
Kulichevskaya et al. 2015
Scheuner et al. 2015
Schlesner et al. 2004 emend. Bondoso et al. 2014
Bondoso et al. 2016
Scheuner et al. 2015
Bondoso et al. 2016
Kulichevskaya et al. 2007
Kulichevskaya et al. 2008 emend. Kulichevskaya et al. 2012
Kulichevskaya et al. 2012
Slobodkina et al. 2015
Slobodkina et al. 2016
Seeger et al. 2017
Kulichevskaya et al. 2009
Digital Object Identifier
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this family within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  Woese et al. 1990
  Garrity and Holt 2001
  Ludwig et al. 2011
  Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987 emend. Scheuner et al. 2014
  Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987 emend. Scheuner et al. 2014

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 Planctomycetaceae Schlesner and Stackebrandt 1987 emend. Scheuner et al. 2014. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
This information was last reviewed on January 22, 2018.


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