Name: Thermococcus siculi Grote et al. 2000

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. n. siculum, deep-sea (according to Grote et al. 2000, the Latin noun siculum was used by Ovid); L. gen. n. siculi, of the dee-sea, referring to the location of the sample site, a deep-sea hydrothermal vent

Gender: masculine

Type strain: ATCC BAA-270; DSM 12349; RG-20

16S rRNA gene: AB010893 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Grote R, Li L, Tamaoka J, Kato C, Horikoshi K, Antranikian G. Thermococcus siculi sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic archaeon isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent at the Mid-Okinawa Trough. Extremophiles 1999; 3:55-62.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 74. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:949-950.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Thermococcus Zillig 1983

Assigned by: Grote R, Li L, Tamaoka J, Kato C, Horikoshi K, Antranikian G. Thermococcus siculi sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic archaeon isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent at the Mid-Okinawa Trough. Extremophiles 1999; 3:55-62.

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Record number: 782571