Name: Thermoanaerobacterium Lee et al. 1993

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. adj. thermos, hot; Gr. pref. an, not; Gr. masc. n. aer, aeros, air; L. neut. n. bacterium, a small rod; N.L. neut. n. Thermoanaerobacterium, a rod which grows in the absence of air at high temperatures

Type species: Thermoanaerobacterium thermosulfurigenes (Schink and Zeikus 1983) Lee et al. 1993

Valid publication: Lee YE, Jain MK, Lee C, Lowe SE, Zeikus JG. Taxonomic distinction of saccharolytic thermophilic anaerobes: description of Thermoanaerobacterium xylanolyticum gen. nov., sp. nov., and Thermoanaerobacterium saccharolyticum gen. nov., sp. nov.; reclassification of Thermoanaerobium brockii, Clostridium thermosulfurogenes, and Clostridium thermohydrosulfuricum E100-69 as Thermoanaerobacter brockii comb. nov., Thermoanaerobacterium thermosulfurigenes comb. nov., and Thermoanaerobacter thermohydrosulfuricus comb. nov., respectively; and transfer of Clostridium thermohydrosulfuricum 39E to Thermoanaerobacter ethanolicus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1993; 43:41-51.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 8
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 10
Total number of child taxa: 12

Parent taxon: Thermoanaerobacteraceae Wiegel 2010

Assigned by: Shang SM, Qian L, Zhang X, Li KZ, Chagan I. Themoanaerobacterium calidifontis sp. nov., a novel anaerobic, thermophilic, ethanol-producing bacterium from hot springs in China. Arch Microbiol 2013; 195:439-445.

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