Emended descriptions of Geobacillus thermoleovorans and Geobacillus thermocatenulatus

A. Dinsdale, Gillian Halket, A. Coorevits, A. Van Landschoot, H. J. Busse, P. De Vos, Niall A. Logan

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Nineteen thermophilic, aerobic, endospore-forming bacterial strains were subjected to 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Eight of these strains had been received as cultures of Geobacillus kaustophilus, G. lituanicus, G. stearothermophilus, 'G. thermoleovorans subsp. stromboliensis', G. vulcani, 'Bacillus caldolyticus', 'B. caldotenax' and 'B. caldovelox', but they showed close relationships with the type strain of G. thermoleovorans, as did two other strains received as G. thermoleovorans. All strains underwent further taxonomic analysis by API and other phenotypic tests and fatty acid methyl ester analysis, and selected strains were analysed for their polar lipids and for DNA relatedness.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2010


  • Geobacillus thermoleovorans
  • Geobacillus thermocatenulatus
  • bacteriology


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