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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Thermodesulfobacteria
Class: Thermodesulfobacteria Hatchikian et al. 2002
Order: Thermodesulfobacteriales Hatchikian et al. 2002
Family: Thermodesulfobacteriaceae Hatchikian et al. 2002

The Thermodesulfobacteria are a phylum[1] of thermophilic[2] sulfate-reducing bacteria.


The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) [3] and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)[4] and the phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 111 by 'The All-Species Living Tree' Project [5]

?Geothermobacterium ferrireducensKashefi et al. 2002

?Thermosulfurimonas dismutans Slobodkin et al. 2012


T. atlanticus Alain et al. 2010

T. indicus Moussard et al. 2004 (type sp.)

Caldimicrobium rimae Miroshnichenko et al. 2009


T. geofontis Hamilton-Brehm et al. 2013 (in press)

T. hydrogeniphilum Jeanthon et al. 2002

T. commune Zeikus et al. 1995 (type sp.)

T. hveragerdense Sonne-Hansen and Ahring 2000

T. thermophilum (Rozanova and Khudyakova 1974) Rozanova and Pivovarova 1995

♠ Strain found at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) but not listed in the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN)


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  2. ^ Jeanthon C, L'Haridon S, Cueff V, Banta A, Reysenbach AL, Prieur D (May 2002). "Thermodesulfobacterium hydrogeniphilum sp. nov., a thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic, sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent at Guaymas Basin, and emendation of the genus Thermodesulfobacterium". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 52 (Pt 3): 765–72. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02025-0. PMID 12054236. 
  3. ^ J.P. Euzéby. "Thermodesulfobacteria". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) [1]. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  4. ^ Sayers et al. "Thermodesulfobacteria". National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) taxonomy database [2]. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  5. ^ 'The All-Species Living Tree' Project."16S rRNA-based LTP release 111 (full tree)". Silva Comprehensive Ribosomal RNA Database [3]. Retrieved 2013-03-20.