Name: Methanosalsum Boone and Baker 2002

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane, [from French n. m├ęthyle and chemical suffix -ane]; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. neut. adj. salsum, salted, salty; N.L. neut. n. Methanosalsum, the salty methane (bacterium)

Type species: Methanosalsum zhilinae (Mathrani et al. 1988) Boone and Baker 2002

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Boone DR, Baker CC. Genus VI Methanosalsum gen. 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. 287-289.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 85. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:685-690.

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: Methanosarcinaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Boone DR, Baker CC. Genus VI. Methanosalsum gen. nov. 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. 287-289.

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