Name: Thermus Brock and Freeze 1969 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. adj. thermos, hot; N.L. masc. n. Thermus, to indicate an organism living in hot places

Type species: Thermus aquaticus Brock and Freeze 1969 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Brock TD, Freeze H. Thermus aquaticus gen. n. and sp. n., a nonsporulating extreme thermophile. J Bacteriol 1969; 98:289-297.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 17
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 21
Total number of child taxa: 25

Parent taxon: Thermaceae da Costa and Rainey 2002

Assigned by: da Costa MS, Rainey FA. Family I. Thermaceae fam. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria), Springer, New York, 2001, p. 403-420.

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