Phylum "Candidatus Thorarchaeota"

Name: "Candidatus Thorarchaeota" Seitz et al. 2016

Category: Phylum

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: Thorarchaeota, Thus we propose that this group of archaea from the WOR sediments be given a distinct name that reflects its antiquity and sibling group relationship with the Lokiarchaeota, ‘Thorarchaeota’.

Original publication: Seitz KW, Lazar CS, Hinrichs KU, Teske AP, Baker BJ. Genomic reconstruction of a novel, deeply branched sediment archaeal phylum with pathways for acetogenesis and sulfur reduction. ISME J 2016; 10:1696-1705.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

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