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Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Rubrobacteria
Suzuki 2013 emend. Foesel et al. 2015b
Order, family, and genus
  • Rubrobacteridae Rainey et al. 1997 emend. Zhi, Li & Stackebrandt 2009

Rubrobacteria is one of five classes of Actinobacteria that contain one order, one family, one genus, and seven species.[1]


The phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 123 by 'The All-Species Living Tree' Project.[2]


R. xylanophilus Carreto et al. 1996

R. calidifluminis Albuquerque et al. 2014

R. naiadicus Albuquerque et al. 2014

R. taiwanensis Chen et al. 2004

R. radiotolerans (Yoshinaka et al. 1973) Suzuki et al. 1989

R. aplysinae Kämpfer et al. 2014

R. bracarensis Jurado et al. 2013 emend. Albuquerque et al. 2014


The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN)[1] and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).[3]

♠ Strains found at the NCBI, but not listed in the LSPN

See also[edit]

List of bacterial orders


  1. ^ a b J.P. Euzéby. "Rubrobacteria". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN). Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  2. ^ 'The All-Species Living Tree' Project."16S rRNA-based LTP release 123 (full tree)" (PDF). Silva Comprehensive Ribosomal RNA Database. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  3. ^ Sayers; et al. "Rubrobacteria". NCBI taxonomy database. Retrieved 2016-03-20.