Name: Methanosarcina Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane, [from French n. méthyle and chemical suffix -ane]; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. fem. n. sarcina, a package, bundle; N.L. fem. n. Methanosarcina, methane package, methane sarcina

Type species: Methanosarcina methanica (Smit 1930) Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Kluyver AJ, van Niel CB. Prospects for a natural system of classification of bacteria. Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene. Abteilung II. 1936; 94:369-403.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 14
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 16
Total number of child taxa: 17

Parent taxon: Methanosarcinaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Balch WE, Fox GE, Magrum LJ, Woese CR, Wolfe RS. Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol Rev 1979; 43:260-296.

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