Family Methermicoccaceae

Name: Methermicoccaceae Cheng et al. 2007

Category: Family

Proposed as: fam. nov.

Etymology: Me.ther’mi.coc.ca’ce.ae N.L. masc. n. Methermicoccus, type genus of the family; L. fem. pl. suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methermicoccaceae, the family of the genus Methermicoccus

Type genus: Methermicoccus Cheng et al. 2007

Valid publication: Cheng L, Qiu TL, Yin XB, Wu XL, Hu GQ, Deng Y, Zhang H. Methermicoccus shengliensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, methylotrophic methanogen isolated from oil-production water, and proposal of Methermicoccaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:2964-2969.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 57, part 12 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:531-532.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Methanosarcinales Boone et al. 2002

Assigned by: Cheng L, Qiu TL, Yin XB, Wu XL, Hu GQ, Deng Y, Zhang H. Methermicoccus shengliensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, methylotrophic methanogen isolated from oil-production water, and proposal of Methermicoccaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:2964-2969.

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