Genus Thermoproteus

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Number of species cited in this file: 3
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

 

Thermoproteus Zillig and Stetter 1982, gen. nov. (Type genus of the order ¤ Thermoproteales Zillig and Stetter 1982; type genus of the family ¤ Thermoproteaceae Zillig and Stetter 1982).
Type species: ¤ Thermoproteus tenax Zillig and Stetter 1982.
Etymology: Gr. n. thermê, heat; L. masc. n. Proteus, a mythical figure able to assume different forms; N.L. masc. n. Thermoproteus, the genus of thermophilic bacteria of various forms.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 8. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1982, 32, 266-268. [ZILLIG (W.), STETTER (K.O.), SCHÄFER (W.), JANEKOVIC (D.), WUNDERL (S.), HOLZ (I.) and PALM (P.): Thermoproteales: a novel type of extremely thermoacidophilic anaerobic archaebacteria isolated from Icelandic solfataras. Zentralbl. Mikrobiol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig., 1981, C2, 205-227.]
Validation List no. 8 in IJSEM Online

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Thermoproteus neutrophilus Stetter and Zillig 1989, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain V24Sta = DSM 2338 = JCM 9278 = NBRC 100436.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB009618, (complete genome: CP001014).
Etymology: L. adj. neuter -tra -trum, neither the one nor the other, neutral; N.L. masc. adj. philus (from Gr. masc. adj. philos), friend, loving; N.L. masc. adj. neutrophilus, preferring neutral pH.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 31. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 495-497. [ZILLIG (W.): Genus I. Thermoproteus Zillig and Stetter 1982, 267VP (effective publication Zillig and Stetter in Zillig, Stetter, Shäfer, Janekovic, Wunderl, Holz and Palm 1981, 225). In: J.T. STALEY, M.P. BRYANT, N. PFENNIG and J.G. HOLT (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 3, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1989, p. 2241.]
Validation List no. 31 in IJSEM Online

Note: In Validation List no. 31, Thermoproteus neutrophilus Stetter and Zillig 1989 is erroneously cited as Thermoproteus neutrophilus Zillig 1989.

¤ Pyrobaculum neutrophilum (Stetter and Zillig 1989) Chan et al. 2013, comb. nov.

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Thermoproteus tenax Zillig and Stetter 1982, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Kra 1 = ATCC 35583 = DSM 2078 = JCM 9277 = NBRC 100435.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M35966.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. tenax, tenacious, resistant.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 8. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1982, 32, 266-268. [ZILLIG (W.), STETTER (K.O.), SCHÄFER (W.), JANEKOVIC (D.), WUNDERL (S.), HOLZ (I.) and PALM (P.): Thermoproteales: a novel type of extremely thermoacidophilic anaerobic archaebacteria isolated from Icelandic solfataras. Zentralbl. Mikrobiol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig., 1981, C2, 205-227.]
Validation List no. 8 in IJSEM Online

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Thermoproteus uzoniensis Bonch-Osmolovskaya et al. 2001, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Z-605 = DSM 5263.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: not found.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. uzoniensis, pertaining to Uzon,  inhabiting hot springs and soil of the Uzon caldera.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 82. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1619-1620. [BONCH-OSMOLOVSKAYA (E.A.), MIROSHNICHENKO (M.L.), KOSTRIKINA (N.A.), CHERNYH (N.A.) and ZAVARZIN (G.A.): Thermoproteus uzoniensis sp. nov., a new extremely thermophilic archaebacterium from Kamchatka continental hot springs. Arch. Microbiol., 1990, 154, 556-559.]
Validation List no. 82 in IJSEM Online (PDF Format) - Effective publication Online

Note: According to Rules 27(3) and 30, Thermoproteus uzoniensis Bonch-Osmolovskaya et al. 2001 is not validly published because, at the time of publication, the type strain was not deposited in two publicly accessible service collections in different countries. According to the Judicial Opinion 81, authors or this name, or other scientists who wish to have this name validly published, should submit evidence of the deposit of the type strain in additional collections to the List Editor (either directly or via the IJSEM Editorial Office) before the next meeting of the Judicial Commission in Sapporo, Japan, in 2011. After that time, the name will be ruled not to have been validly published. If, after that deadline, the authors or other scientists wish to have this name validly published, this may be done by confirming that the name is in accordance with the requirements of the Code and either by requesting valid publication via the Validation Lists or by inclusion of the proposal in an original article in the IJSEM. The details of valid publication will then make reference to those publications. If authors or other scientists feel that an exception should be granted to Rule 30, requiring deposit of the type in two different collections in two different countries, they should contact the Editorial Office of the IJSEM.
References:
1 EUZÉBY (J.P.) and TINDALL (B.J.): Status of strains that contravene Rules 27(3) and 30 of the Bacteriological Code. Request for an Opinion. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 293-301.
Original article in IJSEM Online
2 JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ON SYSTEMATICS OF PROKARYOTES: Status of strains that contravene Rules 27 (3) and 30 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria. Opinion 81. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1755-1763.
Opinion 81 in IJSEM Online

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