Strunecký, Otakar


An updated classification of cyanobacterial orders and families based on phylogenomic and polyphasic analysis

Strunecký et al. (2023). Journal of Phycology 59 (1)
Vampirovibrionophyceae Leptolyngbya Leptolyngbyales Cyanophyceae Geminocystaceae Chroococcales Rivulariaceae Rivularia Synechococcaceae Nostocaceae Nostocales Chroococcus Gomontiellaceae Gomontiella Gomontiellales Microcystaceae Coelomoron Pseudanabaena Asterocapsa Chroococcaceae Chalicogloea Mantellum Woronichinia Cyanonephron Pannus Cyanocatena Cyanogranis Cyanotetras Siphonosphaera Coelosphaeriopsis Synechocystis Cyanoaggregatum Eucapsis Crocosphaera Aphanocapsa Coelosphaerium Gloeothece Cyanostylon Entophysalis Hormothece Dzensia Pseudoncobyrsa Merismopedia Cyanogastrum Phormidium Ancylothrix Microcoleus Microcoleaceae Prochlorococcus Aliinostoc Nodulariaceae Spirulina Spirulinaceae Spirulinales Gloeobacterales Dapis Heteroleibleinia
Cyanobacterial taxonomy is facing a period of rapid changes thanks to the ease of 16S rRNA gene sequencing and established workflows for description of new taxa. Since the last comprehensive review of the cyanobacterial system in 2014 until 2021, at least 273 species in 140 genera were newly described. These taxa were mainly placed into previously defined orders and families although several new families were proposed. However, the classification of most taxa still relied on hierarchical relatio