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Genus Thermosphaera

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: 1
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).


 

Thermosphaera Huber et al. 1998, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Thermosphaera aggregans Huber et al. 1998.
Etymology: Gr. adj. thermos, hot; L. fem. n. sphaera, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Thermosphaera, the hot sphere.
Valid publication: HUBER (R.), DYBA (D.), HUBER (H.), BURGGRAF (S.) and RACHEL (R.): Sulfur-inhibited Thermosphaera aggregans sp. nov., a new genus of hyperthermophilic archaea isolated after its prediction from environmentally derived 16S rRNA sequences. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 31-38.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Thermosphaera aggregans Huber et al. 1998, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) M11TL = DSM 11486.
Etymology: L. part. adj. aggregans, attaching one's self to, adhering, referring to the ability of the cells to form grapelike aggregates.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X99556.
Reference: HUBER (R.), DYBA (D.), HUBER (H.), BURGGRAF (S.) and RACHEL (R.): Sulfur-inhibited Thermosphaera aggregans sp. nov., a new genus of hyperthermophilic archaea isolated after its prediction from environmentally derived 16S rRNA sequences. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 31-38.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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