Name: Desulfurococcus Zillig and Stetter 1983

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. abl. prep. de, from; L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; N.L. pref. desulfo-, desulfuricating, suffix used to characterize a dissimilatory sulfate-reducing prokaryote; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Desulfurococcus, the sulfur-reducing coccus

Gender: masculine

Type species: Desulfurococcus mucosus Zillig and Stetter 1983

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Zillig W, Stetter KO, Prangishvilli D, Schäfer W, Wunderl S, Janekovic D, Holz I, Palm P. Desulfurococcaceae, the second family of the extremely thermophilic, anaerobic, sulfur-respiring Thermoproteales. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig. 1982; C3:304-317.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 10. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:438-440.

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: 5
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Desulfurococcaceae Zillig and Stetter 1983

Assigned by: Zillig W, Stetter KO, Prangishvilli D, Schäfer W, Wunderl S, Janekovic D, Holz I, Palm P. Desulfurococcaceae, the second family of the extremely thermophilic, anaerobic, sulfur-respiring Thermoproteales. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig. 1982; C3:304-317.

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