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Genus Meiothermus

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: 12
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).


 

Meiothermus Nobre et al. 1996, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Meiothermus ruber (Loginova et al. 1984) Nobre et al. 1996.
Etymology: Gr. prefix meio- [from meiôn (Gr. comp. of oligos or mikros, lesser, less)], less; Gr. adj. thermos, hot; N.L. masc. n. Meiothermus, to indicate an organism in a less hot place.
Valid publication: NOBRE (M.F.), TRÜPER (H.G.) and DA COSTA (M.S.): Transfer of Thermus ruber (Loginova et al. 1984), Thermus silvanus (Tenreiro et al. 1995), and Thermus chliarophilus (Tenreiro et al. 1995) to Meiothermus gen. nov. as Meiothermus ruber comb. nov., Meiothermus silvanus comb. nov., and Meiothermus chliarophilus comb. nov., respectively, and emendation of the genus Thermus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 604-606.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Meiothermus Nobre et al. 1996 emend. Albuquerque et al. 2009.
Type species: ¤ Meiothermus ruber (Loginova et al. 1984) Nobre et al. 1996.
Etymology: Gr. prefix meio- [from meiôn (Gr. comp. of oligos or mikros, lesser, less)], less; Gr. adj. thermos, hot; N.L. masc. n. Meiothermus, to indicate an organism in a less hot place.
References: List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion no. 11. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 5-6 [ALBUQUERQUE (L.), FERREIRA (C.), TOMAZ (D.), TIAGO (I.), VERÍSSIMO (A.), DA COSTA (M.S.) and NOBRE (M.F.): Meiothermus rufus sp. nov., a new slightly thermophilic red-pigmented species and emended description of the genus Meiothermus. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 2009, 32, 306-313.]
List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion no. 11 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Meiothermus cateniformans Zhang et al. 2010, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) LY1 = CGMCC 1.6990 = JCM 15151.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EU247891.
Etymology: L. n. catena, chain; L. part. adj. formans, forming, fashioning; N.L. part. adj. cateniformans, chain-forming, referring to the fact that cells occur in chains after the end of the exponential growth phase.
Valid publication: ZHANG (X.Q.), ZHANG (W.J.), WEI (B.P.), XU (X.W.), ZHU (X.F.) and WU (M.): Meiothermus cateniformans sp. nov., a slightly thermophilic species from north-eastern China. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 840-844.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Meiothermus cerbereus Chung et al. 1997, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) GY-1 = DSM 11376.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y13594.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. cerbereus, of Cerberus, named for Cerberus, the monster guarding the mythological Greek Hades.
Valid publication: CHUNG (A.P.), RAINEY (F.), NOBRE (M.F.), BURGHARDT (J.) and DA COSTA (M.S.): Meiothermus cerbereus sp. nov., a new slightly thermophilic species with high levels of 3-hydroxy fatty acids. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 1225-1230.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Meiothermus chliarophilus (Tenreiro et al. 1995) Nobre et al. 1996, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ALT-8 = ATCC 700543= DSM 9957.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X84212.
Basonym: ¤ Thermus chliarophilus Tenreiro et al. 1995.
Etymology: Gr. adj. chliaros, warm; N.L. masc. adj. philus (from Gr. masc. adj. philos), friend, loving; N.L. masc. adj. chliarophilus, warmth loving.
Valid publication: NOBRE (M.F.), TRÜPER (H.G.) and DA COSTA (M.S.): Transfer of Thermus ruber (Loginova et al. 1984), Thermus silvanus (Tenreiro et al. 1995), and Thermus chliarophilus (Tenreiro et al. 1995) to Meiothermus gen. nov. as Meiothermus ruber comb. nov., Meiothermus silvanus comb. nov., and Meiothermus chliarophilus comb. nov., respectively, and emendation of the genus Thermus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 604-606.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Meiothermus granaticius Albuquerque et al. 2010, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) AF-68 = DSM 23260 = LMG 25524.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: GU584097.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. granaticius, pertaining to pomegranate and to the ruby red color of the pomegranate grains.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 135. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 1985-1986.
Effective publication: ALBUQUERQUE (L.), RAINEY (F.A.), NOBRE (M.F.) and DA COSTA (M.S.): Meiothermus granaticius sp. nov., a new slightly thermophilic red-pigmented species from the Azores. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 2010, 33, 243-246.
Validation List no. 135 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Meiothermus hypogaeus Mori et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) AZM34c11 = DSM 23238 = NBRC 106114.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB586707.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. hypogaeus, underground, living under the ground.
Valid publication: MORI (K.), IINO (T.), ISHIBASHI (J.), KIMURA (H.), HAMADA (M.) and SUZUKI (K.): Meiothermus hypogaeus sp. nov., a moderately thermophilic bacterium isolated from a hot spring. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 112-117.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Meiothermus roseus Ming et al. 2016, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) YIM 71031=KCTC 42495=NBRC 110900.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KP232921.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: -.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. roseus, rose coloured, rosy, as a rose-coloured diffusible pigment is produced on R2A medium.
Source: Environmental.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 167. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66 (2016), 1-3.
Validation List Online
Effective publication: Ming, H., Duan, Y.-Y., Guo, Q.-Q., Yin, Y.-R., Zhou, E.-M., Liu, L., Li, S., Nie, G.-X. and Li, W.-J. 2015. Meiothermus roseus sp. nov., a thermophilic bacterium isolated from a geothermal area. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 108, 897-905.
Effective publication Online

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Meiothermus ruber (Loginova et al. 1984) Nobre et al. 1996, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 21 = ATCC 35948= AUCM 1258 = DSM 1279 = VKM B-1258.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Z15059.
Basonym: ¤ Thermus ruber (ex Loginova et al. 1975) Loginova et al. 1984.
Other synonym: "Thermus ruber" Loginova et al.1975.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. ruber, red.
Valid publication: NOBRE (M.F.), TRÜPER (H.G.) and DA COSTA (M.S.): Transfer of Thermus ruber (Loginova et al. 1984), Thermus silvanus (Tenreiro et al. 1995), and Thermus chliarophilus (Tenreiro et al. 1995) to Meiothermus gen. nov. as Meiothermus ruber comb. nov., Meiothermus silvanus comb. nov., and Meiothermus chliarophilus comb. nov., respectively, and emendation of the genus Thermus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 604-606.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The collection number for the type strain is ATCC 35948and not ATCC 37498as cited in the paper by Nobre et al. 1996.
Reference: Erratum. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 1951.

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Meiothermus rufus Albuquerque et al. 2010, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) CAL-4 = DSM 22234 = LMG 24878.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FN178496.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. rufus, red, reddish.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 131. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 1-2.
Effective publication: ALBUQUERQUE (L.), FERREIRA (C.), TOMAZ (D.), TIAGO (I.), VERÍSSIMO (A.), DA COSTA (M.S.) and NOBRE (M.F.): Meiothermus rufus sp. nov., a new slightly thermophilic red-pigmented species and emended description of the genus Meiothermus. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 2009, 32, 306-313.
Validation List no. 131 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Meiothermus silvanus (Tenreiro et al. 1995) Nobre et al. 1996, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) VI-R2 = ATCC 700542= DSM 9946.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X84211.
Basonym: ¤ Thermus silvanus Tenreiro et al. 1995.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. silvanus, named after Manuel T. Silva, Portuguese microbiologist and immunologist.
Valid publication: NOBRE (M.F.), TRÜPER (H.G.) and DA COSTA (M.S.): Transfer of Thermus ruber (Loginova et al. 1984), Thermus silvanus (Tenreiro et al. 1995), and Thermus chliarophilus (Tenreiro et al. 1995) to Meiothermus gen. nov. as Meiothermus ruber comb. nov., Meiothermus silvanus comb. nov., and Meiothermus chliarophilus comb. nov., respectively, and emendation of the genus Thermus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 604-606.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Meiothermus taiwanensis Chen et al. 2002, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) WR 30 = ATCC BAA-399 = BCRC (formerly CCRC) 17170 = DSM 14542.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF418001.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. taiwanensis, pertaining to Taiwan, from the hot springs of Taiwan where the bacterium was first isolated.
Valid publication: CHEN (M.Y.), LIN (G.H.), LIN (Y.T.) and TSAY (S.S.): Meiothermus taiwanensis sp. nov., a novel filamentous, thermophilic species isolated in Taiwan. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1647-1654.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The specific epithet taiwanensis is a "N.L. masc. adj.", not a "N.L. fem. adj." as cited in the paper by Chen et al. 2002.

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Meiothermus terrae Yu et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) YIM 77755=DSM 26712=CCTCC AB 2012942.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KF6038888.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: N/A.
Etymology: L. gen. n. terrae, of the soil.
Source: Environmental - soil.
Valid publication: YU, T.-T., YIN, Y.-R., ZHANG, Y.-G., YAO, J.-C., KLENK, H.-P., WANG, H.-F., MING, H., ZHOU, E.-M. and LI, W.-J. 2014. Meiothermus terrae sp. nov., isolated from a geothermally heated soil sample. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 794-798.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Meiothermus timidus Pires et al. 2005, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SPS-243 = CIP 108604 = LMG 22897 = NBRC 103207.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ871168.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. timidus, timid; because only one strain was recovered from the hot spring at São Pedro do Sul after the isolation of so many organisms, over several years, from this site.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 104. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 1395-1397.
Effective publication: PIRES (A.L.), ALBUQUERQUE (L.), TIAGO (I.), NOBRE (M.F.), EMPADINHAS (N.), VERISSIMO (A.) and DA COSTA (M.S.): Meiothermus timidus sp. nov., a new slightly thermophilic yellow-pigmented species. FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 2005, 245, 39-45.
Validation List no. 104 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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