Name: Acidianus infernus Segerer et al. 1986

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. adj. infernus, belonging to the Lower Regions, belonging to Hades, referring to the locus typicus at the Solfatara Crater, where Dante placed the gate to hell in his Divina Commedia

Type strains: DSM 3191; IFO 15270; JCM 8955; NBRC 15270; So4a

16S rRNA gene accession number: X89852

Valid publication: Segerer A, Neuner AM, Kristjansson JK, Stetter KO. Acidianus infernus gen. nov., sp. nov., and Acidianus brierleyi comb. nov.: facultatively aerobic, extremely acidophilic thermophilic sulfur-metabolizing archaebacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:559-564.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Acidianus Segerer et al. 1986

Assigned by: Segerer A, Neuner AM, Kristjansson JK, Stetter KO. Acidianus infernus gen. nov., sp. nov., and Acidianus brierleyi comb. nov.: facultatively aerobic, extremely acidophilic thermophilic sulfur-metabolizing archaebacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:559-564.

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