Name: Thermococcus gorgonarius Miroshnichenko et al. 1998

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: gor.go.na’ri.us. N.L. masc. adj. gorgonarius, pertaining to Gorgon, a Greek mythological creature with snakes for hair

Gender: masculine

Type strain: ATCC 700654; DSM 10395; JCM 10552; W-12

16S rRNA gene: AJ291809 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Miroshnichenko ML, Gongadze GM, Rainey FA, Kostyukova AS, Lysenko AM, Chernyh NA, Bonch-Osmolovskaya EA. Thermococcus gorgonarius sp. nov. and Thermococcus pacificus sp. nov.: heterotrophic extremely thermophilic archaea from New Zealand submarine hot vents. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:23-29.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 48, part 1 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:629.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Thermococcus Zillig 1983

Assigned by: Miroshnichenko ML, Gongadze GM, Rainey FA, Kostyukova AS, Lysenko AM, Chernyh NA, Bonch-Osmolovskaya EA. Thermococcus gorgonarius sp. nov. and Thermococcus pacificus sp. nov.: heterotrophic extremely thermophilic archaea from New Zealand submarine hot vents. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:23-29.

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Record number: 782562