Name: Methanobrevibacter Balch and Wolfe 1981

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane; from French masc. n. m├ęthyle; from Chem. neut. suff. -ane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane (in compound words); L. masc./fem. adj. brevis, short; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod, staff; N.L. masc. n. Methanobrevibacter, short methane (-producing) rod

Gender: masculine (stem: Methanobrevibacter-)

Type species: Methanobrevibacter ruminantium (Smith and Hungate 1958) Balch and Wolfe 1981

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Balch WE, Fox GE, Magrum LJ, Woese CR, Wolfe RS. Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol Rev 1979; 43:260-296.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 6. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1981; 31:215-218.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 15
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 15
Total number of child taxa: 18

Parent taxon: Methanobacteriaceae Barker 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Leadbetter JR, Breznak JA. Physiological ecology of Methanobrevibacter cuticularis sp. nov. and Methanobrevibacter curvatus sp. nov., isolated from the hindgut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes. Appl Environ Microbiol 1996; 62:3620-3631.

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Record number: 517065
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