homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Thermoanaerobiumacetigenum is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Thermoanaerobium.
According to Rule 37a, bacteriologists adhering to this proposal must change the name Thermoanaerobium to Thermoanaerobacter. The name Thermoanaerobium acetigenum has been effectively published in 1993 , and validly published in April 1994 (Validation List 49) .Publication:
Nielsen P, Mathrani IM, Ahring BK. Thermoanaerobium acetigenum spec. nov., a new anaerobic, extremely thermophilic, xylanolytic non-spore forming bacterium isolated from an Icelandic hot spring. Arch. Microbiol. 1993; 159:460-464.
Of course, Thermoanaerobium acetigenum was not included in the study by Lee et al. 1993. According to Rule 37a, the name Thermoanaerobium must be changed to Thermoanaerobacter, and Thermoanaerobium acetigenum must be transferred to the genus Thermoanaerobacter or in another genus.Publication:
Anonymous. Validation list no. 49. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:370-371.