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For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).
Thermofilaceae Burggraf et al. 1997, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Thermofilum Zillig and Gierl 1983.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Thermofilum, type genus of the family; L. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Thermofilaceae, the Thermofilum family.
Valid publication: BURGGRAF (S.), HUBER (H.) and STETTER (K.O.): Reclassification of the crenarchaeal orders and families in accordance with 16S rRNA sequence data. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 657-660.
Original article in IJSEM Online