Acidianus infernus

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Acidianus infernus
Scientific classification
Domain: Archaea
Kingdom: Crenarchaeota
Phylum: Crenarchaeota
Class: Thermoprotei
Order: Sulfolobales
Family: Sulfolobaceae
Genus: Acidianus
Species: A. infernus
Binomial name
Acidianus infernus
Segerer et al., 1986

Acidianus infernus is a species of archaeon.[1] It is aerobic, extremely acidophilic, thermophilic (hence its name) and sulfur-metabolizing. Its type strain is strain DSM 3191.


  1. ^ Segerer, A.; Neuner, A.; Kristjansson, J. K.; Stetter, K. O. (1986). "Acidianus infernus gen. nov., sp. nov., and Acidianus brierleyi Comb. nov.: Facultatively Aerobic, Extremely Acidophilic Thermophilic Sulfur-Metabolizing Archaebacteria". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 36 (4): 559–564. doi:10.1099/00207713-36-4-559. ISSN 0020-7713.

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