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Genus Ignicoccus

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Number of species cited in this file: 3
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").


For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


 

Ignicoccus Huber et al. 2000 (complete authorship reads: Huber, Burggraf and Stetter), gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Ignicoccus islandicus Huber et al. 2000.
Etymology: L. n. ignis, fire; N.L. masc. n. coccus (from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed), coccus; N.L. masc. n. Ignicoccus, the fireball.
Valid publication: HUBER (H.), BURGGRAF (S.), MAYER (T.), WYSCHKONY (I.), RACHEL (R.) and STETTER (K.O.): Ignicoccus gen. nov., a novel genus of hyperthermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic Archaea, represented by two new species, Ignicoccus islandicus sp. nov. and Ignicoccus pacificus sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2000, 50, 2093-2100.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Ignicoccus hospitalis Paper et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) KIN4/I = DSM 18386 = JCM 14125.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ318042.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. hospitalis, relating to a guest, hospitable, referring to its ability to serve as a host for "Nanoarchaeum equitans".
Valid publication: PAPER (W.), JAHN (U.), HOHN (M.J.), KRONNER (M.), NÄTHER (D.J.), BURGHARDT (T.), RACHEL (R.), STETTER (K.O.) and HUBER (H.): Ignicoccus hospitalis sp. nov., the host of 'Nanoarchaeum equitans'. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 803-808.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Ignicoccus islandicus Huber et al. 2000 (complete authorship reads: Huber, Burggraf, Mayer and Stetter), sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Kol8 = ATCC 700957= DSM 13165.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X99562.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. islandicus, pertaining to Iceland, Icelandic, describing the location of its first isolation.
Valid publication: HUBER (H.), BURGGRAF (S.), MAYER (T.), WYSCHKONY (I.), RACHEL (R.) and STETTER (K.O.): Ignicoccus gen. nov., a novel genus of hyperthermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic Archaea, represented by two new species, Ignicoccus islandicus sp. nov. and Ignicoccus pacificus sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2000, 50, 2093-2100.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Ignicoccus pacificus Huber and Stetter 2000, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) LPC33 = ATCC 700958= DSM 13166.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ271794.
Etymology:   L. masc. adj. pacificus, peaceful; pertaining to the Pacific Ocean, describing the site of its first isolation.
Valid publication: HUBER (H.), BURGGRAF (S.), MAYER (T.), WYSCHKONY (I.), RACHEL (R.) and STETTER (K.O.): Ignicoccus gen. nov., a novel genus of hyperthermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic Archaea, represented by two new species, Ignicoccus islandicus sp. nov. and Ignicoccus pacificus sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2000, 50, 2093-2100.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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