Name: Acidianus infernus Segerer et al. 1986

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: in.fer’nus 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

Gender: masculine

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

16S rRNA gene: X89852 Analyse FASTA

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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