Name: Thermococcus chitonophagus Huber and Stetter 1996

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. n. chitôn, sheath; Gr. masc. n. phagos, a glutton; N.L. masc. adj. chitonophagus, the sheath degrader

Gender: masculine

Type strain: DSM 10152; GC 74

16S rRNA gene: AB033626 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Huber R, Stöhr J, Hohenhaus S, Rachel R, Burggraf S, Jannasch HW, Stetter KO. Thermococcus chitonophagus sp. nov., a novel, chitin-degrading, hyperthermophilic archaeum from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent environment. Arch. Microbiol. 1995; 164:255-264.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 58. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:836-837.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Thermococcus Zillig 1983

Assigned by: Huber R, Stöhr J, Hohenhaus S, Rachel R, Burggraf S, Jannasch HW, Stetter KO. Thermococcus chitonophagus sp. nov., a novel, chitin-degrading, hyperthermophilic archaeum from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent environment. Arch. Microbiol. 1995; 164:255-264.

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Record number: 782558