Name: Pyrococcus Fiala and Stetter 1986

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. pur, fire; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus, berry; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Pyrococcus, fireball

Type species: Pyrococcus furiosus Fiala and Stetter 1986

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Fiala G, Stetter KO. Pyrococcus furiosus sp. nov. represents a novel genus of marine heterotrophic archaebacteria growing optimally at 100°C. Arch. Microbiol. 1986; 145:56-61.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 22. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1986; 36:573-576.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 8

Parent taxon: Thermococcaceae Zillig 1988

Assigned by: Zillig W, Holz I, Klenk H-P, Trent J, Wunderl S, Janekovic D, Imsel E, Haas B. Pyrococcus woesei, sp. nov., an ultra-thermophilic marine Archaebacterium, representing a novel order, Thermococcales. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1987; 9:62-70.

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