Name: Methanoculleus Maestrojuán et al. 1990

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane; from French masc. n. méthyle; from Chem. neut. suff. -ane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. masc. n. culleus, a leather bag, a sack for holding liquids; N.L. masc. n. Methanoculleus, methane producing bag

Gender: masculine (stem: Methanoculle-)

Type species: Methanoculleus bourgensis corrig. (Ollivier et al. 1986) Maestrojuán et al. 1990

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Maestrojuán GM, Boone DR, Xun L, Mah RA, Zhang L. Transfer of Methanogenium bourgense, Methanogenium marisnigri, Methanogenium olentangyi, and Methanogenium thermophilicum to the genus Methanoculleus gen. nov., emendation of Methanoculleus marisnigri and Methanogenium and description of new strains of Methanoculleus bourgense and Methanoculleus marisnigri. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1990; 40:117-122.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 11
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 13
Total number of child taxa: 17

Parent taxon: Methanomicrobiaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Dianou D, Miyaki T, Asakawa S, Morii H, Nagaoka K, Oyaizu H, Matsumoto S. Methanoculleus chikugoensis sp. nov., a novel methanogenic archaeon isolated from paddy field soil in Japan, and DNA-DNA hybridization among Methanoculleus species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1663-1669.

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Record number: 517070
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