Name DOI
Nazina et al. 2001 emend. Aliyu et al. 2016
Name Status
Validly Published
Current Authority
Nazina et al. 2001 emend. Aliyu et al. 2016
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Type
(designated species)
(Donk 1920) Nazina et al. 2001 emend. Coorevits et al. 2012
Digital Object Identifier
Proper Form
Geobacillus Nazina et al. 2001 emend. Aliyu et al. 2016
Nomenclatural History
The genus Geobacillus was originally proposed and validly published by Nazina et al. 2001. Coorevits et al. published an emended description of this genus in 2012. A subsequent emendation was proposed by Aliyu et al. in 2016.
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Name Abstract for Geobacillus Nazina et al. 2001 emend. Aliyu et al. 2016. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
This information was last reviewed on February 28, 2017.


  1. Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion no. 25. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:7-8. [PubMed].
  2. Nazina TN, Tourova TP, Poltaraus AB, Novikova EV, Grigoryan AA, Ivanova AE, Lysenko AM, Petrunyaka VV, Osipov GA, Belyaev SS, Ivanov MV. Taxonomic study of aerobic thermophilic bacilli: descriptions of Geobacillus subterraneus gen. nov., sp. nov. and Geobacillus uzenensis sp. nov. from petroleum reservoirs and transfer of Bacillus stearothermophilus, Bacillus thermocatenulatus, Bacillus thermoleovorans, Bacillus kaustophilus, Bacillus thermodenitrificans to Geobacillus as the new combinations G. stearothermophilus, G. th. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:433-446. [PubMed].
  3. Aliyu H, Lebre P, Blom J, Cowan D, De Maayer P. Phylogenomic re-assessment of the thermophilic genus Geobacillus. Syst Appl Microbiol 2016; 39:527-533. [PubMed].
  4. Coorevits A, Dinsdale AE, Halket G, Lebbe L, De Vos P, Van Landschoot A, Logan NA. Taxonomic revision of the genus Geobacillus: emendation of Geobacillus, G. stearothermophilus, G. jurassicus, G. toebii, G. thermodenitrificans and G. thermoglucosidans (nom. corrig., formerly ‘thermoglucosidasius’); transfer of Bacillus thermantarcticus to the genus as G. thermantarcti- cus comb. nov.; proposal of Caldibacillus debilis gen. nov., comb. nov.; transfer of G. tepidamans to Anoxybacillus as A. tepidamans comb. nov.; and proposal of Anoxybacillus caldiproteolyticus sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1470-1485. [PubMed].
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