Genus Geobacillus

Name: Geobacillus Nazina et al. 2001

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ge.o.ba.cil’lus Gr. n. , the Earth; L. masc. n. bacillus, small rod; N.L. masc. n. Geobacillus, earth or soil small rod

Gender: masculine

Type species: Geobacillus stearothermophilus (Donk 1920) Nazina et al. 2001

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Nazina TN, Tourova TP, Poltaraus AB, Novikova EV, Grigoryan AA, Ivanova AE, Lysenko AM, Petrunyaka VV, Osipov GA, Belyaev SS, et al. Taxonomic study of aerobic thermophilic bacilli: descriptions of Geobacillus subterraneus gen. nov., sp. nov. and Geobacillus uzenensis sp. nov. from petroleum reservoirs and transfer of Bacillus stearothermophilus, Bacillus thermocatenulatus, Bacillus thermoleovorans, Bacillus kaustophilus, Bacillus thermodenitrificans to Geobacillus as the new combinations G. stearothermophilus, G. th. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:433-446.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 51, part 2 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:795-796.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 14
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 23
Total number of child taxa: 26

Parent taxon: Bacillaceae Fischer 1895 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Coorevits A, Dinsdale AE, Halket G, Lebbe L, De Vos P, Van Landschoot A, Logan NA. Taxonomic revision of the genus Geobacillus: emendation of Geobacillus, G. stearothermophilus, G. jurassicus, G. toebii, G. thermodenitrificans and G. thermoglucosidans (nom. corrig., formerly 'thermoglucosidasius'); transfer of Bacillus thermantarcticus to the genus as G. thermantarcticus comb. nov.; proposal of Caldibacillus debilis gen. nov., comb. nov.; transfer of G. tepidamans to Anoxybacillus as A. tepidamans comb. nov.; and proposal of Anoxybacillus caldiproteolyticus sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1470-1485.

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