Name: Methanococcoides Sowers and Ferry 1985

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Methanococcus, a bacterial genus name; L. suff. -oides, ressembling, similar; from Gr. suff. -eides; from Gr. n. eidos, that which is seen, form, shape, figure; N.L. neut. n. Methanococcoides, organism similar to Methanococcus

Type species: Methanococcoides methylutens Sowers and Ferry 1985

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Sowers KR, Ferry JG. Isolation and Characterization of a Methylotrophic Marine Methanogen, Methanococcoides methylutens gen. nov., sp. nov. Appl Environ Microbiol 1983; 45:684-690.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 17. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1985; 35:223-225.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Methanosarcinaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Holt JG. The Road Map to the Manual. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, p. 119-166.

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