Name: Methanosphaera Miller and Wolin 1985

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; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, a sphere; N.L. fem. n. Methanosphaera, methane-producing sphere

Type species: Methanosphaera stadtmanae corrig. Miller and Wolin 1985

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Miller TL, Wolin MJ. Methanosphaera stadtmaniae gen. nov., sp. nov.: a species that forms methane by reducing methanol with hydrogen. Arch Microbiol 1985; 141:116-122.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 19. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1985; 35:535.

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: 3

Parent taxon: Methanobacteriaceae Barker 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Miller TL, Wolin MJ. Methanosphaera stadtmaniae gen. nov., sp. nov.: a species that forms methane by reducing methanol with hydrogen. Arch Microbiol 1985; 141:116-122.

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