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Scientific classification
Domain: Archaea
Kingdom: Euryarchaeota
Phylum: Euryarchaeota
Class: Thermococci
Order: Thermococcales
  • Thermococcales Zillig et al. 1988

In taxonomy, the Thermococcales are an order of microbes within Thermococci.[1] The species within Thermococcales are used in laboratories as model organisms.[2] All these species are strict anaerobes and can ferment sugars as sources of carbon, but they also need elemental sulfur.[3]


  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Thermococcales. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ Elodie Lepage; Evelyne Marguet; Claire Geslin; Oriane Matte-Tailliez; Wolfram Zillig; Patrick Forterre; Patrick Tailliez (March 2004). "Molecular Diversity of New Thermococcales Isolates from a Single Area of Hydrothermal Deep-Sea Vents as Revealed by Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA Fingerprinting and 16S rRNA Gene Sequence Analysis". Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70 (3): 1277–1286. CiteSeerX accessible. doi:10.1128/AEM.70.3.1277-1286.2004. Retrieved 2016-10-21. 
  3. ^ Costanzo Bertoldo; Garabed Antranikian (2006). "The Order Thermococcales". The Prokaryotes. 3. Springer New York. pp. 69–81. doi:10.1007/0-387-30743-5_5. ISBN 978-0-387-30743-5. Retrieved 2016-10-21. 

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Scientific journals[edit]

  • Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (2005). "The nomenclatural types of the orders Acholeplasmatales, Halanaerobiales, Halobacteriales, Methanobacteriales, Methanococcales, Methanomicrobiales, Planctomycetales, Prochlorales, Sulfolobales, Thermococcales, Thermoproteales and Verrucomicrobiales are the genera Acholeplasma, Halanaerobium, Halobacterium, Methanobacterium, Methanococcus, Methanomicrobium, Planctomyces, Prochloron, Sulfolobus, Thermococcus, Thermoproteus and Verrucomicrobium, respectively. Opinion 79". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55 (Pt 1): 517–518. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63548-0. PMID 15653928. 
  • 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. doi:10.1099/00207713-52-1-7. PMID 11837318. 
  • Euzeby JP; Tindall BJ (2001). "Nomenclatural type of orders: corrections necessary according to Rules 15 and 21a of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision), and designation of appropriate nomenclatural types of classes and subclasses. Request for an Opinion". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 51 (Pt 2): 725–727. doi:10.1099/00207713-51-2-725. PMID 11321122. 
  • Zillig W; Holz I; Klenk HP; Trent J; Wunderl S; Janekovic D; et al. (1987). "Pyrococcus woesei, sp. nov., an ultra-thermophilic marine Archaebacterium, representing a novel order, Thermococcales". Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 9: 62–70. doi:10.1016/S0723-2020(87)80057-7. 

Scientific books[edit]

  • Zillig W; Reysenbach A-L (2001). "Class IV (sic) [V]. Thermococci class. nov.". In DR Boone; RW Castenholz. 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 978-0-387-98771-2. 

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