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Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Actinobacteria Stackebrant et al. 1997
Subclass: Actinobacteridae
Stackebrandt et al. 1997 emend. Zhi et al. 2009
Order: Actinomycetales
Buchanan 1917 emend. Zhi et al. 2009
Suborder: Catenulisporineae
Cavaletti et al. 2006 emend. Zhi et al. 2009
Family & genus

The Catenulisporineae comprise a suborder of Actinomycetales with two monotypic families.


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]


A. acidiphila Cavaletti et al. 2006

A. robiniae Cavaletti et al. 2006 (type sp.)


?C. cavernaeLee 2007

C. acidiphila Busti et al. 2006 (type sp.)

C. rubra Tamura et al. 2007

C. subtropica Tamura et al. 2008

C. yoronensis Tamura et al. 2008

♠ Strains found at the NCBI but not listed in the LPSN