Name: "Geothermobacterium" Kashefi et al. 2002

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ge.o.thermo.bac.te.ri.um Gr. n. geo, the earth; Gr. masc. adj. thermos, heat; Gr. neut. n. bakterion, a small rod; N.L. neut. n. Geothermobacterium, a small rod from hot earth

Type species: "Geothermobacterium ferrireducens" Kashefi et al. 2002

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Kashefi K, Holmes DE, Reysenbach AL, Lovley DR. Use of Fe(III) as an electron acceptor to recover previously uncultured hyperthermophiles: isolation and characterization of Geothermobacterium ferrireducens gen. nov., sp. nov. Appl Environ Microbiol 2002; 68:1735-1742.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Thermodesulfobacteriaceae Hatchikian et al. 2002

Assigned by: Kashefi K, Holmes DE, Reysenbach AL, Lovley DR. Use of Fe(III) as an electron acceptor to recover previously uncultured hyperthermophiles: isolation and characterization of Geothermobacterium ferrireducens gen. nov., sp. nov. Appl Environ Microbiol 2002; 68:1735-1742.

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