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Genus Picrophilus

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: 2
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).


 

Picrophilus Schleper et al. 1996 (complete authorship reads: Schleper, Zillig and Pühler), gen. nov. (Type genus of the order ¤ Picrophilales Cavalier-Smith 2002; type genus of the family ¤ Picrophilaceae Schleper et al. 1996).
Type species: ¤ Picrophilus oshimae Schleper et al. 1996.
Etymology: Gr. adj. pikros, pointed, sharp, acid; N.L. masc. adj. philus (from Gr. masc. adj. philos), friend, loving; N.L. masc. n. Picrophilus, acid-loving organism.
Valid publication: SCHLEPER (C.), PÜHLER (G.), KLENK (H.P.) and ZILLIG (W.): Picrophilus oshimae and Picrophilus torridus fam. nov., gen. nov., sp. nov., two species of hyperacidophilic, thermophilic, heterotrophic, aerobic archaea. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 814-816.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Picrophilus oshimae Schleper et al. 1996 (complete authorship reads: Schleper, Zillig and Pühler), sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 700036= DSM 9789 = JCM 10054.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X84901.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. oshimae, of Oshima, referring to the Japanese biochemist Tairo Oshima.
Valid publication: SCHLEPER (C.), PÜHLER (G.), KLENK (H.P.) and ZILLIG (W.): Picrophilus oshimae and Picrophilus torridus fam. nov., gen. nov., sp. nov., two species of hyperacidophilic, thermophilic, heterotrophic, aerobic archaea. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 814-816.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Picrophilus torridus Zillig et al. 1996 (complete authorship reads: Zillig, Schleper and Pühler), sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) DSM 9790 = JCM 10055 = NBRC 100828.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AE017261.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. torridus, dried up, torrid, referring to dry hot soil where the strain was isolated.
Valid publication: SCHLEPER (C.), PÜHLER (G.), KLENK (H.P.) and ZILLIG (W.): Picrophilus oshimae and Picrophilus torridus fam. nov., gen. nov., sp. nov., two species of hyperacidophilic, thermophilic, heterotrophic, aerobic archaea. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 814-816.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: In the paper by Schleper et al. 1996, no type strain was designated.

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