Name: "Candidatus Methanomethylophilus" Borrel et al. 2012

Category: Genus

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: Me.tha.no.me.thy.lo’phi.lus. N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to the methyl group; N.L. masc. adj. suff. -philus, loving; from Gr. masc. adj. philos, on; N.L. masc. n. Methanomethylophilus, methane producing organism loving methyl groups

Gender: masculine

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Borrel G, Harris HM, Tottey W, Mihajlovski A, Parisot N, Peyretaillade E, Peyret P, Gribaldo S, O'Toole PW, Brugere JF. Genome sequence of "Candidatus Methanomethylophilus alvus" Mx1201, a methanogenic archaeon from the human gut belonging to a seventh order of methanogens. J Bacteriol 2012; 194:6944-6945.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM, Parker CT, Chuvochina M, Trujillo ME. Candidatus list no. 1. Lists of names of prokaryotic Candidatus taxa. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:3956-4042.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: [Euryarchaeota, not assigned to family]

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Record number: 21792