Name: Thermococcus Zillig 1983

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. thermê, heat; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Thermococcus, coccus existing in hot environment

Type species: Thermococcus celer Zillig 1983

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Zillig W, Holz I, Janekovic D, Schafer W, Reiter WD. The Archaebacterium Thermococcus celer Represents, a Novel Genus within the Thermophilic Branch of the Archaebacteria. Syst Appl Microbiol 1983; 4:88-94.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 11. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:672-674.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 33
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 33
Total number of child taxa: 38

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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