Name: Thioalkalimicrobium corrig. Sorokin et al. 2001

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. theion, sulfur, (Latin transliteration thium); N.L. neut. n. alkali, soda ash, (from Arabic al-qalyi, the ashes of saltwort); N.L. neut. n. microbium, a microbe; from Gr. adj. mikros, small; from Gr. masc. n. bios, life; N.L. neut. n. Thioalkalimicrobium, sulfur alkaline microbe

Type species: Thioalkalimicrobium aerophilum corrig. Sorokin et al. 2001

Valid publication: Sorokin DY, Lysenko AM, Mityushina LL, Tourova TP, Jones BE, Rainey FA, Robertson LA, Kuenen GJ. Thioalkalimicrobium aerophilum gen. nov., sp. nov. and Thioalkalimicrobium sibericum sp. nov., and Thioalkalivibrio versutus gen. nov., sp. nov., Thioalkalivibrio nitratis sp.nov., novel and Thioalkalivibrio denitrificancs sp. nov., novel obligately alkaliphilic and obligately chemolithoautotrophic sulfur-oxidizing bacteria from soda lakes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:565-580.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Thiomicrospira Kuenen and Veldkamp 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Piscirickettsiaceae Fryer and Lannan 2005

Assigned by: Boden R, Scott KM, Williams J, Russel S, Antonen K, Rae AW, Hutt LP. An evaluation of Thiomicrospira, Hydrogenovibrio and Thioalkalimicrobium: reclassification of four species of Thiomicrospira to each Thiomicrorhabdus gen. nov. and Hydrogenovibrio, and reclassification of all four species of Thioalkalimicrobium to Thiomicrospira. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1140-1151.

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