Name: "Ferroplasma thermophilum" Zhou et al. 2008

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: ther.mo’phil.um. Gr. fem. adj. thermê, heat; Gr. masc. adj. philos, friendly to, loving; N.L. neut. adj. thermophilum, heat-loving

Gender: neuter

Type strain: CCTCC AB 207143 T; L1

16S rRNA gene: EF062309 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Zhou H, Zhang R, Hu P, Zeng W, Xie Y, Wu C, Qiu G. Isolation and characterization of Ferroplasma thermophilum sp. nov., a novel extremely acidophilic, moderately thermophilic archaeon and its role in bioleaching of chalcopyrite. J Appl Microbiol 2008; 105:591-601.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Parent taxon: Ferroplasma Golyshina et al. 2000

Assigned by: Zhou H, Zhang R, Hu P, Zeng W, Xie Y, Wu C, Qiu G. Isolation and characterization of Ferroplasma thermophilum sp. nov., a novel extremely acidophilic, moderately thermophilic archaeon and its role in bioleaching of chalcopyrite. J Appl Microbiol 2008; 105:591-601.

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Record number: 800982