Name: Acidianus Segerer et al. 1986

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. adj. acidus, acide; L. masc. n. Ianus, a mythical Roman figure with two faces looking in opposite directions; N.L. masc. n. Acidianus, acidic bifaced (bacterium), reflecting the growth conditions and the metabolism of the organisms

Gender: masculine

Type species: Acidianus infernus Segerer et al. 1986

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Segerer A, Neuner AM, Kristjansson JK, Stetter KO. Acidianus infernus gen. nov., sp. nov., and Acidianus brierleyi comb. nov.: facultatively aerobic, extremely acidophilic thermophilic sulfur-metabolizing archaebacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:559-564.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Sulfolobaceae Stetter 1989

Assigned by: Plumb JJ, Haddad CM, Gibson JA, Franzmann PD. Acidianus sulfidivorans sp. nov., an extremely acidophilic, thermophilic archaeon isolated from a solfatara on Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea, and emendation of the genus description. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:1418-1423.

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