Order Acidithiobacillales

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


Acidithiobacillales Garrity et al. 2005, ord. nov. (Type order of the class Acidithiobacillia)
Type genus: ¤ Acidithiobacillus Kelly and Wood 2000.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Acidithiobacillus, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending to denote order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Acidithiobacillales, the Acidithiobacillus order.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 106. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 2235-2238.
Effective publication: GARRITY (G.M.), BELL (J.A.) and LILBURN (T.): Order II. Acidithiobacillales ord. nov. In: D.J. BRENNER, N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY and G. M. GARRITY (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 60.
Validation List no. 106 in IJSEM Online

Note: Williams and Kelly (2013) proposed Acidithiobacillia ord. nov., with Acidithiobacillales as the type order.
Reference: WILLIAMS, K. P. and KELLY, D. P. 2013. Proposal for a new class within the phylum Proteobacteria, Acidithiobacillia classis nov., with the type order Acidithiobacillales, and emended description of the class Gammaproteobacteria. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63, 2901-2906.
Original article in IJSEM Online