Name: Alicyclobacillus hesperidum Albuquerque et al. 2000

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: hes.pe.ri’dum L. fem. pl. n. hesperidum, of the Hesperides, mythological figures whom the Greeks believed to have lived at the Western edge of the Earth in a miraculous garden, which we interpret as the Azores

Type strains: DSM 12489; FR-11

16S rRNA gene accession number: AJ133633

Valid publication: Albuquerque L, Rainey FA, Chung AP, Sunna A, Nobre MF, Grote R, Antranikian G, da Costa MS. Alicyclobacillus hesperidum sp. nov. and a related genomic species from solfataric soils of Sao Miguel in the Azores. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:451-457.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Alicyclobacillus Wisotzkey et al. 1992

Assigned by: Albuquerque L, Rainey FA, Chung AP, Sunna A, Nobre MF, Grote R, Antranikian G, da Costa MS. Alicyclobacillus hesperidum sp. nov. and a related genomic species from solfataric soils of Sao Miguel in the Azores. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:451-457.

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