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Genus Thermosyntropha

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).


 

Thermosyntropha Svetlitshnyi et al. 1996, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Thermosyntropha lipolytica Svetlitshnyi et al. 1996.
Etymology: Gr. adj. thermos, hot; Gr. n. syntrophos, foster brother or sister; N.L. fem. n. Thermosyntropha, “foster sisters liking it hot”, referring to the fact that the bacterium grows at elevated temperatures on fatty acids only in syntrophic cultures with H2-utilizing micro-organisms.
Valid publication: SVETLITSHNYI (V.), RAINEY (F.) and WIEGEL (J.): Thermosyntropha lipolytica gen. nov., sp. nov., a lipolytic, anaerobic, alkalitolerant, thermophilic bacterium utilizing short- and long-chain fatty acids in syntrophic coculture with a methanogenic archaeum. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 1131-1137.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Thermosyntropha lipolytica Svetlitshnyi et al. 1996, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JW/VS-265 = ATCC 700317= DSM 11003.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X99980.
Etymology: Gr. n. lipos, fat; N.L. fem. adj. lytica (from Gr. fem. adj. lutikê), able to loosen, able to dissolve; N.L. fem. adj. lipolytica, referring to the ability to hydrolyze lipids to glycerol and fatty acids.
Valid publication: SVETLITSHNYI (V.), RAINEY (F.) and WIEGEL (J.): Thermosyntropha lipolytica gen. nov., sp. nov., a lipolytic, anaerobic, alkalitolerant, thermophilic bacterium utilizing short- and long-chain fatty acids in syntrophic coculture with a methanogenic archaeum. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 1131-1137.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Thermosyntropha tengcongensis Zhang et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) L-60 = CGMCC 1.5161 = JCM 17260.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: HM807481.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. tengcongensis, of or pertaining to Tengcong, China, where the type strain was isolated.
Valid publication: ZHANG (F.), LIU (X.) and DONG (X.): Thermosyntropha tengcongensis sp. nov., a thermophilic bacterium that degrades long-chain fatty acids syntrophically. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 759-763.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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