Name: Methanofollis Zellner et al. 1999

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. follis, a cushion or pillow inflated with air, a bag; N.L. masc. n. Methanofollis, methane-producing bag

Gender: masculine

Type species: Methanofollis tationis (Zabel et al. 1986) Zellner et al. 1999

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Zellner G, Boone DR, Keswani J, Whitman WB, Woese CR, Hagelstein A, Tindall BJ, Stackebrandt E. Reclassification of Methanogenium tationis and Methanogenium liminatans as Methanofollis tationis gen. nov., comb. nov. and Methanofollis liminatans comb. nov. and description of a new strain of Methanofollis liminatans. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:247-255.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 49, part 1 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:343-344.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Methanomicrobiaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Zellner G, Boone DR, Keswani J, Whitman WB, Woese CR, Hagelstein A, Tindall BJ, Stackebrandt E. Reclassification of Methanogenium tationis and Methanogenium liminatans as Methanofollis tationis gen. nov., comb. nov. and Methanofollis liminatans comb. nov. and description of a new strain of Methanofollis liminatans. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:247-255.

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