Name: Alicyclobacillus Wisotzkey et al. 1992

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. aliphos, fat; Gr. n. kuklos, circle; N.L. masc. n. bacillus, a little staff, rod; N.L. masc. n. Alicyclobacillus, small rod containing circular fatty acids (ω-alicyclic fatty acids)

Type species: Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius (Darland and Brock 1971) Wisotzkey et al. 1992

Valid publication: Wisotzkey JD, Jurtshuk PJ, Fox GE, Deinhard G, Poralla K. Comparative sequence analyses on the 16S rRNA (rDNA) of Bacillus acidocaldarius, Bacillus acidoterrestris, and Bacillus cycloheptanicus and proposal for creation of a new genus, Alicyclobacillus gen. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:263-269.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 24
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 26
Total number of child taxa: 26

Parent taxon: Alicyclobacillaceae da Costa and Rainey 2010

Assigned by: da Costa MS, Rainey FA. Family II. Alicyclobacillaceae fam. nov. In: De Vos P, Garrity GM, Jones D, Krieg NR, Ludwig W, Rainey FA, K.-H. S, Whitman WB (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 3 (The Firmicutes), Springer, New York, 2009, p. 229.

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