Meiothermus

Meiothermus is a genus of Deinococcus–Thermus bacteria.[1][2] Members of Meiothermus can be reliably distinguished from other genera in the family Thermaceae as well as all other bacteria by the presence of three conserved signature indels (CSIs) found in the proteins: 5-methyltetrahydrofolate–homocysteine methyltransferase, cadmium transporter and polynucleotide phosphorylase and are exclusively shared by species of this genus.[3]

Meiothermus
Scientific classification
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Meiothermus
Nobre et al. 1996 emend. Albuquerque et al. 2009
Species

PhylogenyEdit

The phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 132 by 'The All-Species Living Tree' Project.[4]

M. silvanus (Tenreiro et al. 1995) Nobre et al. 1996

M. roseus Ming et al. 2016

M. timidus Pires et al. 2005

M. chliarophilus (Tenreiro et al. 1995) Nobre et al. 1996

M. terra Yu et al. 2014

M. granaticius Albuquerque et al. 2010

M. hypogaeus Mori et al. 2012

M. rufus Albuquerque et al. 2010

M. cerbereus Chung et al. 1997

M. ruber (Loginova et al. 1984) Nobre et al. 1996 (type sp.)

M. cateniformans Zhang et al. 2010

M. taiwanensis Chen et al. 2002

TaxonomyEdit

The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LSPN) [1] and the National Center for Biotechnology Information.[2]

  • Genus Meiothermus Nobre et al. 1996 emend. Albuquerque et al. 2009

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b J.P. Euzéby. ""Deinococcus-Thermus"". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN). Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  2. ^ a b Sayers; et al. "Meiothermus". National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) taxonomy database. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  3. ^ Ho, Jonathan; Adeolu, Mobolaji; Khadka, Bijendra; Gupta, Radhey S. (October 2016). "Identification of distinctive molecular traits that are characteristic of the phylum "Deinococcus-Thermus" and distinguish its main constituent groups". Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 39 (7): 453–463. doi:10.1016/j.syapm.2016.07.003. ISSN 0723-2020.
  4. ^ "16S rRNA-based LTP release 132 (full tree)". All-Species Living Tree Project. Silva Comprehensive Ribosomal RNA Database. Retrieved 2018-07-20.