Species Bacillus stearothermophilus

Name: Bacillus stearothermophilus Donk 1920 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: ste.a.ro.ther.mo’phi.lus Gr. n. stear, fat; Gr. fem. n. thermê, heat; N.L. adj. philus -a -um, friend, loving; from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on, loving; N.L. masc. adj. stearothermophilus, (presumably intended to mean) heat- and fat-loving

Gender: masculine

Type strains: ATCC 12980; BCRC 11092; BGSC 9A20; CCM 2062; CCRC 11092; CCUG 26241; CIP 66.23; DSM 22; IAM 11062; IFO 12550; JCM 2501; KCTC 1665; KCTC 1752; LMG 6939; NBRC 12550; NCCB 75019; NCDO 1768; NCIMB 8923; NCTC 10339; NRRL B-1172; VKM B-510

16S rRNA gene: X60640 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Donk PJ. A Highly Resistant Thermophilic Organism. J Bacteriol 1920; 5:373-374.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Geobacillus stearothermophilus (Donk 1920) Nazina et al. 2001

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Bacillus Cohn 1872 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Donk PJ. A Highly Resistant Thermophilic Organism. J Bacteriol 1920; 5:373-374.

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