Genus Methanosphaerula

Name: Methanosphaerula Cadillo-Quiroz et al. 2009

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Me.tha.no.sphae.ru’la N.Gr. n. methane, methane; from N.L. neut. n. methyl, methyl group; from Chem. suff. -ane; L. fem. dim. n. sphaerula, a small sphere; N.L. fem. dim. n. Methanosphaerula, small spherical methane-producer

Gender: feminine

Type species: Methanosphaerula palustris Cadillo-Quiroz et al. 2009

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Cadillo-Quiroz H, Yavitt JB, Zinder SH. Methanosphaerula palustris gen. nov., sp. nov., a hydrogenotrophic methanogen isolated from a minerotrophic fen peatland. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:928-935.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 59, part 5 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:1853-1855.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Methanoregulaceae Sakai et al. 2012

Assigned by: Sakai S, Ehara M, Tseng IC, Yamaguchi T, Brauer SL, Cadillo-Quiroz H, Zinder SH, Imachi H. Methanolinea mesophila sp. nov., a hydrogenotrophic methanogen isolated from rice field soil, and proposal of the archaeal family Methanoregulaceae fam. nov. within the order Methanomicrobiales. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1389-1395.

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