Name: Methanobacterium Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane; from French masc. n. méthyle; from Chem. suff. -ane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. neut. n. bacterium, a rod; N.L. neut. n. Methanobacterium, methane (-producing) rod

Gender: neuter

Type species: Methanobacterium formicicum Schnellen 1947 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Kluyver AJ, Van Niel CB. Prospects for a natural system of classification of bacteria. Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene, Abteilung II 1936; 94:369-403.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 24
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 34
Total number of child taxa: 40

Parent taxon: Methanobacteriaceae Barker 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Barker HA. Bacterial fermentations. John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1956.

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