Name: Sulfurisphaera Kurosawa et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. neut. n. sulfur, sulfur; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Sulfurisphaera, sulfur-metabolizing spherical cells from sulfataric fields

Type species: Sulfurisphaera ohwakuensis Kurosawa et al. 1998

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Kurosawa N, Itoh YH, Iwai T, Sugai A, Uda I, Kimura N, Horiuchi T, Itoh T. Sulfurisphaera ohwakuensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel extremely thermophilic acidophile of the order Sulfolobales. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:451-456.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 48, part 2 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:633-634.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Sulfolobaceae Stetter 1989

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 119-166.

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