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Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Bacteroidetes
Class: Bacteroidia
Order: Bacteroidales
Family: Bacteroidaceae
Genus: Acetothermus
Type species
A. paucivorans

Acetothermus is a genus in the phylum Bacteroidetes (Bacteria).[1]


The name Acetothermus derives from:
Latin noun acetum, vinegar; Greek adjective thermos (θερμός), hot; New Latin masculine gender noun Acetothermus, a thermophilic microorganism producing acetic acid.[2]


The genus contains single species,[2] namely A. paucivorans ( Dietrich et al. 1988, (Type species of the genus).; Latin adjective paucus, few, little; Latin participle adjective vorans, eating, devouring; N.L participle adjective paucivorans, eating little (utilizing only a very restricted number of the supplied substrates).)[3]

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