Name: Methanolacinia Zellner et al. 1990

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. fem. n. lacinia, the lappet, flap, edge, or corner of a garment, a garment; N.L. fem. n. Methanolacinia, methane (-producing) garnment, to indicate the irregular shape of the organism

Gender: feminine

Type species: Methanolacinia paynteri (Rivard et al. 1984) Zellner et al. 1990

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Zellner G, Messner P, Kneifel H, Tindall BJ, Winter J, Stackebrandt E. Methanolacinia gen. nov., incorporating Methanomicrobium paynteri as Methanolacinia paynteri comb. nov. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 1989; 35:185-202.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 35. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:470-471.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Methanomicrobiaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Goker M, Lu M, Fiebig A, Nolan M, Lapidus A, Tice H, Del Rio TG, Cheng JF, Han C, Tapia R, et al. Genome sequence of the mud-dwelling archaeon Methanoplanus limicola type strain (DSM 2279T), reclassification of Methanoplanus petrolearius as Methanolacinia petrolearia and emended descriptions of the genera Methanoplanus and Methanolacinia. Stand Genomic Sci 2014; 9:1076-1088.

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