Name: Thermococcus alcaliphilus Keller et al. 1997

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: al.ca.li’phi.lus. French masc. n. alcali, alkali; from Arabic article al, the; from Arabic masc. n. qaly, ashes of saltwort; N.L. adj. philus -a -um, friend, loving; from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on, loving; N.L. masc. adj. alcaliphilus, liking alkaline media

Gender: masculine

Type strain: AEDII12; DSM 10322

16S rRNA gene: AJ291812 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Keller M, Braun FJ, Dirmeier R, Hafenbradl D, Burggraf S, Rachel R, Stetter KO. Thermococcus alcaliphilus sp. nov., a new hyperthermophilic archaeum growing on polysulfide at alkaline pH. Arch Microbiol 1995; 164:390-395.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 61. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:601-602.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Thermococcus Zillig 1983

Assigned by: Keller M, Braun FJ, Dirmeier R, Hafenbradl D, Burggraf S, Rachel R, Stetter KO. Thermococcus alcaliphilus sp. nov., a new hyperthermophilic archaeum growing on polysulfide at alkaline pH. Arch Microbiol 1995; 164:390-395.

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Record number: 782552