Name: Aeropyrum Sako et al. 1996

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. aer (gen. aeros), air; Gr. neut. n. pŷr, fire; N.L. neut. n. Aeropyrum, air fire, referring to the hyperthermophilic respirative character of the organism

Gender: neuter

Type species: Aeropyrum pernix Sako et al. 1996

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Sako Y, Nomura N, Uchida A, Ishida Y, Morii H, Koga Y, Hoaki T, Maruyama T. Aeropyrum pernix gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel aerobic hyperthermophilic archaeon growing at temperatures up to 100 degrees C. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:1070-1077.

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: Desulfurococcaceae Zillig and Stetter 1983

Assigned by: Burggraf S, Huber H, Stetter KO. Reclassification of the crenarchael orders and families in accordance with 16S rRNA sequence data. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:657-660.

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