Name: Meiothermus cerbereus Chung et al. 1997

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: cer.be.re’us L. adj. cerbereus, the monstrous dog Cerberus that guarded the mythological Greek Hades, so named because of the difficultywe had in growing the strains of this species in liquid medium

Type strains: DSM 11376; GY-1

16S rRNA gene: Y13594 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Chung AP, Rainey F, Nobre MF, Burghardt J, da Costa MS. Meiothermus cerbereus sp. nov., a new slightly thermophilic species with high levels of 3-hydroxy fatty acids. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:1225-1230.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 47, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:329-330.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Meiothermus Nobre et al. 1996

Assigned by: Chung AP, Rainey F, Nobre MF, Burghardt J, da Costa MS. Meiothermus cerbereus sp. nov., a new slightly thermophilic species with high levels of 3-hydroxy fatty acids. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:1225-1230.

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