Genus Methanomassiliicoccus

Name: Methanomassiliicoccus Dridi et al. 2012

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Me.tha.no.mas.si.li.i.coc’cus N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; N.L. fem. n. Massilia, Latin name for Marseille; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Methanomassiliicoccus, a methane-forming coccus from Marseille

Type species: Methanomassiliicoccus luminyensis Dridi et al. 2012

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Dridi B, Fardeau ML, Ollivier B, Raoult D, Drancourt M. Methanomassiliicoccus luminyensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a methanogenic archaeon isolated from human faeces. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1902-1907.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 148. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:2549-2554.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Methanomassiliicoccaceae Iino et al. 2013

Assigned by: Iino T, Tamaki H, Tamazawa S, Ueno Y, Ohkuma M, Suzuki K, Igarashi Y, Haruta S. Candidatus Methanogranum caenicola: a novel methanogen from the anaerobic digested sludge, and proposal of Methanomassiliicoccaceae fam. nov. and Methanomassiliicoccales ord. nov., for a methanogenic lineage of the class Thermoplasmata. Microbes Environ 2013; 28:244-250.

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