Name: Syntrophothermus Sekiguchi et al. 2000

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. prep. sun, in company with, together with; Gr. n. trophos, feeder, rearer, one who feeds; Gr. masc. adj. thermos, hot; N.L. masc. n. Syntrophothermus, thermophilic syntroph, referring to growth in syntrophic association with hydrogenotrophic organisms at high temperature of around 55 °C.

Type species: Syntrophothermus lipocalidus Sekiguchi et al. 2000

Valid publication: Sekiguchi Y, Kamagata Y, Nakamura K, Ohashi A, Harada H. Syntrophothermus lipocalidus gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel thermophilic, syntrophic, fatty-acid-oxidizing anaerobe which utilizes isobutyrate. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:771-779.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Syntrophomonadaceae Zhao et al. 1993

Assigned by: Jumas-Bilak E, Roudiere L, Marchandin H. Description of 'Synergistetes' phyl. nov. and emended description of the phylum 'Deferribacteres' and of the family Syntrophomonadaceae, phylum 'Firmicutes'. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:1028-1035.

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