Name: Sulfolobus Brock et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; L. masc. n. lobus, a ball, lobe; N.L. masc. n. Sulfolobus, lobed sulfur-oxidizing organism

Type species: Sulfolobus acidocaldarius Brock et al. 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Brock TD, Brock KM, Belly RT, Weiss RL. Sulfolobus: a new genus of sulfur-oxidizing bacteria living at low pH and high temperature. Arch Mikrobiol 1972; 84:54-68.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

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: 8
Total number of child taxa: 9

Parent taxon: Sulfolobaceae Stetter 1989

Assigned by: Stetter KO. Order 111. Sulfofobales ord. nov. Family Sulfolobaceae fam. nov. In: Staley JT, Bryant MP, Pfennig N, Holt JG (eds), Bergey's manual of systematic bacteriology, vol. 3., The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1989, p. 2250-2251.

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