Phillips Jr. WE, Perry JJ. Thermomicrobium fosteri sp. nov., a hydro-carbon-utilizing obligate thermophile. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1976; 26:220-225.
Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.
This name was subject to a Request for an Opinion.Publication:
Tindall BJ. What ever happened to Thermomicrobium fosteri Phillips and Perry 1976? Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:1065-1067.
Thermomicrobium fosteri, represented by ATCC strain 35268, possesses a typical peptidoglycan and therefore differs from Thermomicrobium roseum .Publication:
Perry JJ. Genus Thermomicrobium Jackson, Ramaley amd Meinschein 1973, 34AL. In: Krieg NR, Holt JG (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 1, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1984, p. 338-339.
Strain ATCC 29033 was deposited as Thermomicrobium fosteri. Later correspondence with the depositor indicated that it was a mixed culture and the purified strain was re-deposited as ATCC 35268. — Tang J. Personal communication, 2001-12-20.
Strain ATCC 35268 is presently assigned to the species Thermoleophilum minutum .Publication:
Zarilla KA, Perry JJ. Deoxyribonucleic acid homology and other comparisons among obligately thermophilic hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria, with a proposal for Thermoleophilum minutum sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:13-16.