Name: Methanocalculus Ollivier et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane; from French masc. n. m├ęthyle; from Chem. suff. -ane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. masc. n. calculus, pebble, gravel; N.L. masc. n. Methanocalculus, methane (-producing) pebble-shaped organism

Gender: masculine

Type species: Methanocalculus halotolerans Ollivier et al. 1998

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Ollivier B, Fardeau ML, Cayol JL, Magot M, Patel BK, Prensier G, Garcia JL. Methanocalculus halotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from an oil-producing well. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:821-828.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 48, part 3 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:1085-1087.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 6
Total number of child taxa: 6

Parent taxon: Methanocalculaceae Zhilina et al. 2014

Assigned by: Zhilina TN, Zavarzina DG, Kevbrin VV, Kolganova TV. Methanocalculus natronophilus sp. nov., a new alkaliphilic hydrogenotrophic methanogenic archaeon from a soda lake, and proposal of the new family Methanocalculaceae. Mikrobiologiya 2013; 82:681-690.

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