Name: Aquifex Huber and Stetter 1992

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. fem. n. aqua, water; L. suff. -fex, maker; from L. v. facio, to make; N.L. masc. n. Aquifex, the water maker

Gender: masculine

Type species: Aquifex pyrophilus Huber and Stetter 1992

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Huber R, Wilharm T, Huber D, Trincone A, Burggraf S, König H, Rachel R, Rockinger I, Fricke H, Stetter KO. Aquifex pyrophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., represents a novel group of marine hyperthermophilic hydrogen-oxiding bacteria. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1992; 15:340-351.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 43. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1992; 42:656-657.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Aquificaceae Reysenbach 2002

Assigned by: Huber R, Stetter KO, Garrity GM. Genus I. Aquifex Huber and Stetter 1992e, 656VP (Effective publication: Huber and Stetter in Huber, Wilharm, Huber, Trincone, Burggraf, König, Rachel, Rockinger, Fricke and Stetter 1992b, 349). In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 360-362.

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