Name: Methanosaeta Patel and Sprott 1990

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane; from French masc. n. m├ęthyle; from Chem. neut. suff. -ane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. fem. n. saeta, bristle; N.L. fem. n. Methanosaeta, methane (-producing) bristle

Gender: feminine (stem: Methanosaet-)

Type species: Methanosaeta concilii (Patel 1985) Patel and Sprott 1990

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Patel GB, Sprott GD. Methanosaeta concilii gen. nov., sp. nov. ("Methanothrix concilii") and Methanosaeta thermoacetophila nom. rev., comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1990; 40:79-82.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanothrix Huser et al. 1983


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 6

Parent taxon: Methanosaetaceae Boone et al. 2002

Assigned by: Boone DR, Whitman WB, Koga Y. Family II. Methanosaetaceae fam. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria), Springer, New York, 2001, p. 289-294.

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Record number: 517079
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