Name: Thiobacillus ferrooxidans Temple and Colmer 1951 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: fer.ro.ox’i.dans L. neut. n. ferrum, iron; N.L. pres. part. oxidans, oxidizing; N.L. part. adj. ferrooxidans, iron-oxidizing

Gender: masculine

Type strain: ATCC 23270; CIP 104768; DSM 14882

16S rRNA gene: AH001792 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Temple KL, Colmer AR. The autotrophic oxidation of iron by a new bacterium, thiobacillus ferrooxidans. J Bacteriol 1951; 62:605-611.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans (Temple and Colmer 1951) Kelly and Wood 2000

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Thiobacillus Beijerinck 1904 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Temple KL, Colmer AR. The autotrophic oxidation of iron by a new bacterium, thiobacillus ferrooxidans. J Bacteriol 1951; 62:605-611.

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Record number: 782711