De.sul.fu.ro.coc.cus. L. prep.de, from; L. neut. n.sulfur, sulfur (S); N.L. pref.desulfo-, desulfuricating, suffix used to characterize a dissimilatory sulfate-reducing prokaryote; N.L. masc. n.coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n.kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n.Desulfurococcus, the sulfur-reducing coccus
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.
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.
validly published under the ICNP
Perevalova et al. 2005
Perevalova AA, Svetlichny VA, Kublanov IV, Chernyh NA, Kostrikina NA, Tourova TP, Kuznetsov BB, Bonch-Osmolovskaya EA. Desulfurococcus fermentans sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic archaeon from a Kamchatka hot spring, and emended description of the genus Desulfurococcus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:995-999.
Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 55, part 3 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1747-1749. Notes:
Emendation accompanied by the proposal of 1 new species in the genus.
Nomenclatural type of the family Desulfurococcaceae Zillig and Stetter 1983.Publication:
Zillig W, Stetter KO, Pranghhvilli D, Schäfer W, Wunderl S, Janekovic D, Holz I, Palm P. Desulfurococcaceae, the second family of the extremely thermophilic, anaerobic, sulfur-respiring Thermoproteaks. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig. C 1982; 3:304-317.
Nomenclatural type of the order Desulfurococcales Huber and Stetter 2002.Publication:
Huber H, Stetter KO. Order II. Desulfurococcales ord. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria), Springer, New York, 2001, p. 179-197.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Desiilfurococciis"; "Desquhrococcus"; "Desulforococcus"; "Desulforoooccus"; "Desulfuroccoccus"; "Desuljiurococcus"; "Desuljurococcus"; "Desullfurococcus".
The authority of the taxon name (Zillig and Stetter) deliberately differs from the authors of the publication (Zillig et al.).
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: DSM: 5; JCM: 4; ATCC: 2; VKM: 2.
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "DUCO" for this genus name but this does not appear to be of practical relevance any longer.Publication:
Pittman KF, Walczak CA, Lock CM. Codes and abbreviations for approved of effectively published names of genera of bacteria published from January 1980 to December 1990. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:571-579.
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