Name: Methanogenium Romesser et al. 1981

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane; from French masc. n. méthyle; from Chem. suff. -ane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. suff. genius -a -um, producing; from L. v. geno, to produce; N.L. neut. n. Methanogenium, methane-producing

Gender: neuter

Type species: Methanogenium cariaci Romesser et al. 1981

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Romesser JA, Wolfe RS, Mayer F, Spiess E, Walther-Mauruschat A. Methanogenium, a new genus of marine methanogenic bacteria, and characterization of Methanogenium cariaci sp. nov. and Methanogenium marisnigri sp. nov. Arch. Mikrobiol. 1979; 121:147-153.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 12
Total number of child taxa: 14

Parent taxon: Methanomicrobiaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Boone DR, Whitman WB, Koga Y. Family I. Methanomicrobiaceae Barker 1956, 15AL emend. Balch and Wolfe in Balch, Fox, Magrum, Woese and Wolfe 1979, 268. 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. 247.

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