Name: Ignicoccus Huber et al. 2000

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ig.ni.coc’cus L. masc. n. ignis, fire; Gr. masc. n. coccos, berry; N.L. masc. n. Ignicoccus, the berry of the fire

Gender: masculine

Type species: Ignicoccus islandicus Huber et al. 2000

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Huber H, Burggraf S, Mayer T, Wyschkony I, Rachel R, Stetter KO. Ignicoccus gen. nov., a novel genus of hyperthermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic Archaea, represented by two new species, Ignicoccus islandicus sp nov and Ignicoccus pacificus sp nov. and Ignicoccus pacificus sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:2093-2100.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 50, part 6 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:267-268.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Desulfurococcaceae Zillig and Stetter 1983

Assigned by: Huber H, Burggraf S, Mayer T, Wyschkony I, Rachel R, Stetter KO. Ignicoccus gen. nov., a novel genus of hyperthermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic Archaea, represented by two new species, Ignicoccus islandicus sp nov and Ignicoccus pacificus sp nov. and Ignicoccus pacificus sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:2093-2100.

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