According to phylogenetic properties and the close relationship in physiological and chemotaxonomic features, the genera Aureobacterium and Microbacterium should be unified. The name Microbacterium must be chosen for the emended genus (Principle 6, Rule 44) and the genus Aureobacterium is synonymous with the genus Microbacterium (Rule 24a).
- M. TAKEUCHI & K. HATANO : Union of the genera Microbacterium Orla-Jensen and Aureobacterium Collins et al. in a redefined genus Microbacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 739-747.