Reclassification of Thermoanaerobium acetigenum as Caldicellulosiruptor acetigenus comb. nov and emendation of the genus description

R.U. Onyenwoke, Y.J. Lee, Slawomir Dabrowski, Birgitte Kiær Ahring, J. Wiegel

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    Abstract

    Although the type species of the genus Thermoanaerobium, Thermoanaerobium brockii, was transferred to Thermoanaerobacter, Thermoanaerobium acetigenum was not transferred. Therefore, Thermoanaerobium acetigenum should be reclassified. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis and re-examination of physiological properties of the type strain, X6B(T) (= DSM 7040(T) = ATCC BAA-11149(T)), we propose that Thermoanaerobium acetigenum should be reclassified as Caldicellulosiruptor acetigenus comb. nov. Strain X6B(T) contains two separate 16S rRNA genes bracketing another species in the phylogenetic 16S rRNA gene-based tree.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
    Volume56
    Pages (from-to)1391-1395
    ISSN1466-5026
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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