Genus Thermoplasma

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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").

 

Thermoplasma Darland et al. 1970, genus. (Type genus of the order ¤ Thermoplasmatales Reysenbach 2002; type genus of the family ¤ Thermoplasmataceae Reysenbach 2002).
Type species: ¤ Thermoplasma acidophilum Darland et al. 1970 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: Gr. n. thermê, heat; Gr. neut. n. plasma, something formed or molded, a form; N.L. neut. n. Thermoplasma, heat (-loving) form.
References: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition). [DARLAND (G.), BROCK (T.D.), SAMSONOFF (W.) and CONTI (S.F.): A thermophilic, acidophilic mycoplasma isolated from a coal refuse pile. Science (Washington), 1970, 170, 1416-1418.]

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Thermoplasma acidophilum Darland et al. 1970, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain AMRC-C165 = ATCC 25905 = DSM 1728 = IFO (now NBRC) 15155 = JCM 9062.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M38637.
Synonym: "Thermoplasma acidophila" (sic) Darland et al. 1970.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. acidum (from L. adj. acidus -a -um, sour), an acid; N.L. neut. adj. philum (from Gr. neut. adj. philon), friend, loving; N.L. neut. adj. acidophilum, acid-loving.
References: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition). [DARLAND (G.), BROCK (T.D.), SAMSONOFF (W.) and CONTI (S.F.): A thermophilic, acidophilic mycoplasma isolated from a coal refuse pile. Science (Washington), 1970, 170, 1416-1418.]

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Thermoplasma volcanium Segerer et al. 1988, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain GSS1 = ATCC 51530 = DSM 4299 = IFO (now NBRC) 15438 = JCM 9571.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ299215.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. volcanium, belonging to Volcanus (Vulcan), the Roman god of fire, who lived in a volcano, the origin of isolation of the type strain.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 26. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 328-329. [SEGERER (A.), LANGWORTHY (T.A.) and STETTER (K.O.): Thermoplasma acidophilum and Thermoplasma volcanium sp. nov. from solfatara fields. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1988, 10, 161-171.]
Validation List no. 26 in IJSM Online - Effective publication Online

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