Name: Methanothermobacter Wasserfallen et al. 2000

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Me.tha.no.ther.mo.bac.ter. N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane; from French masc. n. méthyle; from Chem. neut. suff. -ane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; Gr. masc. adj. thermos, hot; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod, staff; N.L. masc. n. Methanothermobacter, thermophilic methane rod

Gender: masculine

Type species: Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus corrig. (Zeikus and Wolfe 1972) Wasserfallen et al. 2000

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Wasserfallen A, Nolling J, Pfister P, Reeve J, Conway de Macario E. Phylogenetic analysis of 18 thermophilic Methanobacterium isolates supports the proposals to create a new genus, Methanothermobacter gen. nov., and to reclassify several isolates in three species, Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus comb. nov., Methanothermobacter wolfeii comb. nov., and Methanothermobacter marburgensis sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:43-53.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 50, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:425-426.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 8
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 8
Total number of child taxa: 12

Parent taxon: Methanobacteriaceae Barker 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Wasserfallen A, Nolling J, Pfister P, Reeve J, Conway de Macario E. Phylogenetic analysis of 18 thermophilic Methanobacterium isolates supports the proposals to create a new genus, Methanothermobacter gen. nov., and to reclassify several isolates in three species, Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus comb. nov., Methanothermobacter wolfeii comb. nov., and Methanothermobacter marburgensis sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:43-53.

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Record number: 516055