Family Ferroplasmaceae

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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).


Ferroplasmaceae Golyshina et al. 2000, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Ferroplasma Golyshina et al. 2000.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Ferroplasma, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Ferroplasmaceae, the Ferroplasma family.
Valid publication: GOLYSHINA (O.V.), PIVOVAROVA (T.A.), KARAVIAKO (G.I.), KONDRAT'EVA (T.F.), MOORE (E.R.B.), ABRAHAM (W.R.), LÜNSDORF (H.), TIMMIS (K.N.), YAKIMOV (M.M.) and GOLYSHIN (N.): Ferroplasma acidiphilum gen. nov., sp. nov., an acidophilic, autotrophic, ferrous-iron-oxidizing, cell-wall-lacking, mesophilic member of the Ferroplasmaceae fam. nov., comprising a distinct lineage of the Archaea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 997-1006.
Original article in IJSEM Online