Name: Moorella thermoautotrophica (Wiegel et al. 1982) Collins et al. 1994

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Clostridium thermautotrophicum corrig. Wiegel et al. 1982

Etymology: Gr. masc. adj. thermos, hot; Gr. masc. pron. autos, self; Gr. masc./fem. n. trophos, a feeder; N.L. fem. adj. thermoautotrophica, self-feeding in heat, indicating that the organism grows at elevated temperatures and uses CO2 as its principal carbon source for growth

Gender: feminine

Type strains: ATCC 33924; DSM 1974; JW 701/3

16S rRNA gene: X58353 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Collins MD, Lawson PA, Willems A, Cordoba JJ, Fernandez-Garayzabal J, Garcia P, Cai J, Hippe H, Farrow JA. The phylogeny of the genus Clostridium: proposal of five new genera and eleven new species combinations. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:812-826.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 44, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1995; 45:199-200.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Moorella Collins et al. 1994

Assigned by: Collins MD, Lawson PA, Willems A, Cordoba JJ, Fernandez-Garayzabal J, Garcia P, Cai J, Hippe H, Farrow JA. The phylogeny of the genus Clostridium: proposal of five new genera and eleven new species combinations. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:812-826.

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