Species Clostridium thermocellum

Name: Clostridium thermocellum Viljoen et al. 1926 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: ther.mo.cel’lum Gr. masc. adj. thermos, hot; N.L. neut. n. cellulosum, cellulose; N.L. neut. adj. thermocellum, a thermophile that digests cellulose

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 27405; DSM 1237; JCM 9322; LMG 10435; NBRC 103400; NRRL B-4536

16S rRNA gene: AB558166 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Viljoen JA, Fred EB, Peterson WH. The fermentation of cellulose by thermophilic bacteria. Journal of Agricultural Science Cambridge 1926; 16:1-17.

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: Acetivibrio thermocellus (Viljoen et al. 1926) Tindall 2019

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Clostridium Prazmowski 1880 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Viljoen JA, Fred EB, Peterson WH. The fermentation of cellulose by thermophilic bacteria. Journal of Agricultural Science Cambridge 1926; 16:1-17.

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