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Genus Thermobacillus

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).


 

Thermobacillus Touzel et al. 2000, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Thermobacillus xylanilyticus Touzel et al. 2000.
Etymology: Gr. adj. thermos, hot; L. dim. n. bacillus, small rod; N.L. masc.  n. Thermobacillus, small thermophilic rod.
Valid publication: TOUZEL (J.P.), O'DONOHUE (M.), DEBEIRE (P.), SAMAIN (E.) and BRETON (C.): Thermobacillus xylanilyticus gen. nov., sp. nov., a new aerobic thermophilic xylan-degrading bacterium isolated from farm soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 315-320.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Thermobacillus composti Watanabe et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) KWC4 = DSM 18247 = JCM 13945.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB254031.
Etymology: N.L. gen. neut. n. composti, of/from compost.
Valid publication: WATANABE (K.), NAGAO (N.), YAMAMOTO (S.), TODA (T.) and KUROSAWA (N.): Thermobacillus composti sp. nov., a moderately thermophilic bacterium isolated from a composting reactor. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 1473-1477.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Thermobacillus xylanilyticus Touzel et al. 2000, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) XE = CNCM I-1017.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ005795.
Etymology: N.L. n. xylanum, xylan, a plant polysaccharide; Gr. adj. lutikos, able to loosen, able to dissolve; N.L. masc. adj. xylanilyticus, hydrolyzing xylan.
Valid publication: TOUZEL (J.P.), O'DONOHUE (M.), DEBEIRE (P.), SAMAIN (E.) and BRETON (C.): Thermobacillus xylanilyticus gen. nov., sp. nov., a new aerobic thermophilic xylan-degrading bacterium isolated from farm soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 315-320.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The type strain has been deposited in the Collection Nationale de Cultures Microbiennes (CNCM I-1017) as a patent strain. According to J.P. Touzel [1], this strain is available without restrictions to the scientific community. However, according to D. Fritze (cited in N.A. Logan [2]), the strain CNCM I-1017 is unavailable.
References:
1 TOUZEL (J.P.): Personal communication (January 17, 2000).
2 LOGAN (N.A.): International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes Subcommittee on the taxonomy of the genus Bacillus and related organisms. Minutes of the meeting, 30 July 2002, Paris, France. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 977-979.
Original article by Logan in IJSEM Online

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