Name DOI
Touzel et al. 2000
Name Status
Validly Published, Illegitimate
Current Authority
Touzel et al. 2000
Preferred Name
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Type
(designated species)
Touzel et al. 2000
Proper Form
Thermobacillus Touzel et al. 2000
Nomenclatural History
The genus Thermobacillus was originally proposed and validly published by Touzel et al. 2000.

The nomenclatural type is based upon a patent strain and is therefore illegitimate. Consequently, this genus is also illegitimate until a publicly available deposit is made available.
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This information was last reviewed on July 29, 2019.


  1. Touzel JP, O'Donohue M, Debeire P, Samain E, Breton C. Thermobacillus xylanilyticus gen. nov., sp. nov., a new aerobic thermophilic xylan-degrading bacterium isolated from farm soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:315-320. [PubMed].
  2. Tindall BJ. The status of names whose nomenclatural types are based on strains deposited solely for patent purposes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:2616-2620. [PubMed].