- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 46, Issue 3
f Picrophilus oshimae and Picrophilus torridus fam. nov., gen. nov., sp. nov., Two Species of Hyperacidophilic, Thermophilic, Heterotrophic, Aerobic Archaea
- Authors: CHRISTA SCHLEPER, GABRIELA PÜHLER, HANS-PETER KLENK, WOLFRAM ZILLIG*
- *Corresponding author.
- Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, July 1996 46: 814-816, doi: 10.1099/00207713-46-3-814
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Published Online:
We describe two species of hyperacidophilic, thermophilic, heterotrophic, aerobic archaea that were isolated from solfataric hydrothermal areas in Hokkaido, Japan. These organisms, Picrophilus oshimae and Picrophilus torridus, represent a novel genus and a novel family, the Picrophilaceae, in the kingdom Euryarchaeota and the order Thermoplasmales. Both of these bacteria are more acidophilic than the genus Thermoplasma since they are able to grow at about pH 0.
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