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Microbial Phylogeny

The three Domains of Life each have defining characteristics that are both separate and similar.
Within each Domain these ranks are shown: Division, Order, Genus. Links provide full taxonomy and description. See also Taxonomy Index.

Bacteria

Archaea

Eukarya

Acidobacteria

Actinobacteria

Aquificae

Bacteroidetes/Chlorobi group

Chlamydiae/Verrucomicrobia

Chloroflexi

Cyanobacteria

Firmicutes (Gram positive)

Nitrospirae

Planctomycetes

Proteobacteria (Alpha)

Proteobacteria (Beta)

Proteobacteria (Gamma)

Proteobacteria (Delta/Epsilon)

Spirochaetes

Thermotogae

Thermus/Deinococcus group

Crenarchaeota

Euryarchaeota

Korarchaeota

Nanoarchaeota

Opisthokonta

Viridiplantae (algae & plant)

Amebozoa

Cercozoa (shelled amebas)

Alveolata (have cortical alveoli)


Marine flagellates (other)


Heterokonta (Stramenopiles)

Discicristata

Excavata

Emerging Eukaryotes