Name: Methanomicrobiales Balch and Wolfe 1981

Category: Order

Proposed as: ord. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. Methanomicrobium, type genus of the order; L. fem. pl. suff. -ales, ending to denote an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanomicrobiales, the Methanomicrobium order

Gender: feminine

Type genus: Methanomicrobium Balch and Wolfe 1981

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

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 6. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1981; 31:215-218.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: "Methanomicrobia" Garrity et al. 2003

Assigned by: Sakai S, Imachi H, Hanada S, Ohashi A, Harada H, Kamagata Y. Methanocella paludicola gen. nov., sp. nov., a methane-producing archaeon, the first isolate of the lineage 'Rice Cluster I', and proposal of the new archaeal order Methanocellales ord. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:929-936.

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