Ha.lo.me.tha.no.coc.cus. Gr. masc. n.hals (gen. halos), salt; N.L. neut. n.methanum, methane; from French masc. n.méthyle; from Chem. neut. suff.-ane; N.L. pref.methano-, pertaining to methane; N.L. masc. n.coccus, a grain or berry; from Gr. masc. n.kokkos, grain; N.L. masc. n.Halomethanococcus, the salt-methane coccus
Yu IK, Kawamura F. Halomethanococcus doii gen. nov., sp. nov.: an obligately halophilic methanogenic bacterium from solar salt ponds. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 1987; 33:303-310.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 26. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:328-329.
validly published under the ICNP
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Halamethanocaccus"; "Halomethanowccus".
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: ATCC: 1.
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "HMCO" for this genus name but this does not appear to be of practical relevance any longer.Publication:
Pittman KF, Walczak CA, Lock CM. Codes and abbreviations for approved of effectively published names of genera of bacteria published from January 1980 to December 1990. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:571-579.
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: 2
L'Haridon S, Chalopin M, Colombo D, Toffin L. Methanococcoides vulcani sp. nov., a marine methylotrophic methanogen that uses betaine, choline and N,N-dimethylethanolamine for methanogenesis, isolated from a mud volcano, and emended description of the genus Methanococcoides. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:1978-1983.
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