Chatton E, Perard C. Schizophytes du caecum du cobaye. II Metabacterium polyspora n. g. n. sp. Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances et mémoires de la Société de biologie 1913; 65:1232-1234.
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This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Metabaclerium"; "Metabcaterium"; "Metabdcterium"; "Metubacterium".
Angert et al. (1996) isolated this multiple-endospore-forming genus from the cecum of guinea pigs.Publication:
Angert ER, Brooks AE, Pace NR. Phylogenetic analysis of Metabacterium polyspora: clues to the evolutionary origin of daughter cell production in Epulopiscium species, the largest bacteria. J Bacteriol 1996; 178:1451-1456.
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "MTBT" 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: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0 Total number of child taxa: 1