Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Actinobacteria Stackebrant et al. 1997
Subclass: Rubrobacteridae
Rainey et al. 1997 emend. Zhi et al. 2009
Order, Family & Genus

Rubrobacteridae is one of five subclasses of Actinobacteria that contain 3 orders, 5 families, 5 genera and 11 species.


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)[2] and the phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 106 by The All-Species Living Tree Project [3]


R. xylanophilus Carreto et al. 1996

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

R. taiwanensis Chen et al. 2004


  1. ^ J.P. Euzéby. "Rubrobacteridae".  
  2. ^ Sayers; et al. "Rubrobacteridae".  
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