Scientific classification
Domain: Archaea
Kingdom: Crenarchaeota
Phylum: Crenarchaeota
Class: Thermoprotei
Order: Acidilobales
Binomial name
Prokofeva et al. 2009


In taxonomy, the Acidilobales are an order of the Thermoprotei.[1][2]


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 106 by The All-Species Living Tree Project.[5]


?C. draconisBoyd et al. 2007

C. lagunensis Itoh et al. 2003 (type sp.)


?A. sulfurireducensBoyd et al. 2007

A. aceticus Prokofeva et al. 2000 (type sp.)

A. saccharovorans Prokofeva et al. 2000

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


  1. ^ Prokofeva MI, Kostrikina NA, Kolganova TV, Tourova TP, Lysenko AM, Lebedinsky AV, Bonch-Osmolovskaya EA (2009). "Isolation of the anaerobic thermoacidophilic crenarchaeote Acidilobus saccharovorans sp. nov. and proposal of Acidilobales ord. nov., including Acidilobaceae fam. nov. and Caldisphaeraceae fam. nov.". Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59 (Pt 12): 3116–3122. PMID 19643887. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.010355-0. 
  2. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Caldisphaerales. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  3. ^ J.P. Euzéby. "Acidilobales". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) [1]. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  4. ^ Sayers et al. "Acidilobales". National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) taxonomy database [2]. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  5. ^ All-Species Living Tree Project."16S rRNA-based LTP release 106 (full tree)". Silva Comprehensive Ribosomal RNA Database [3]. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 

Further reading

Scientific journals

  • Cavalier-Smith, T (2002). "The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 52 (Pt 1): 7–76. PMID 11837318. 
  • Mardanov, A. V.; Svetlitchnyi, V. A.; Beletsky, A. V.; Prokofeva, M. I.; Bonch-Osmolovskaya, E. A.; Ravin, N. V.; Skryabin, K. G. (25 June 2010). "The Genome Sequence of the Crenarchaeon Acidilobus saccharovorans Supports a New Order, Acidilobales, and Suggests an Important Ecological Role in Terrestrial Acidic Hot Springs". Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76 (16): 5652–5657. PMID 20581186. doi:10.1128/AEM.00599-10. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 

Scientific books

  • Reysenbach, A-L (2001). "Class I. Thermoprotei class. nov.". In DR Boone and RW Castenholz, eds. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology Volume 1: The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. p. 169. ISBN . 
  • Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn TG (2004). "Taxonomic Outline of the Prokaryotes". Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, release 4.0 (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/bergeysoutline200310. 

Scientific databases

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