Taxon DOI
Caldwell et al. 1981
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Garrity et al. 2006
Caldwell et al. 1981
Odintsova et al. 1996
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Garrity et al. 2021
  Garrity et al. 2006 emend. Boden et al. 2017
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Garrity et al. 2006
  Caldwell et al. 1981

The taxonomy from the rank of class and below is based upon currently published taxonomic opinion. For a complete taxonomy, refer to The Taxonomic Outline of Bacteria and Archaea, Release 7.7.
When referring to this Abstract, please use its Digital Object Identifier and cite NamesforLife.
Taxon Abstract for the genus Thermothrix Caldwell et al. 1981. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on April 16, 2009.


  1. Caldwell DE, Caldwell SJ, Laycock JP. Thermothrix thioparus gen. et sp. nov. a facultatively anaerobic facultative chemolithotroph living at neutral pH and high temperature. Can J Microbiol 1976; 22:1509-1517. [PubMed].
  2. Odintsova EV, Jannasch HW, Mamone JA, Langworthy TA. Thermothrix azorensis sp. nov., an obligately chemolithoautotrophic, sulfur-oxidizing, thermophilic bacterium. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:422-428. [PubMed].
  3. Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Burkholderiaceae fam. nov. In: Garrity GM, Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second Edition, Volume 2, Part C, Springer, New York, 2005, p. 575.