Name: Thermosyntropha Svetlitshnyi et al. 1996

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. 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

Type species: Thermosyntropha lipolytica Svetlitshnyi et al. 1996

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Svetlitshnyi V, Rainey F, 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.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 46, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:243-244.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

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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