Name: Acidithiobacillus Kelly and Wood 2000

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: A.ci.di.thi.o.ba.cil’lus L. masc. adj. acidus, sour; Gr. n. thios, sulfur; L. masc. n. bacillus, a small rod; N.L. masc. n. Acidithiobacillus, acid-loving sulfur rodlet

Gender: masculine

Type species: Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans (Waksman and Joffe 1922) Kelly and Wood 2000

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Kelly DP, Wood AP. Reclassification of some species of Thiobacillus to the newly designated genera Acidithiobacillus gen. nov., Halothiobacillus gen. nov. and Thermithiobacillus gen. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:511-516.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 50, part 2 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:951-953.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 9
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 9
Total number of child taxa: 10

Parent taxon: Acidithiobacillaceae Garrity et al. 2005

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Acidithiobacillaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 60.

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