Name: "Candidatus Verstraetearchaeota" Vanwonterghem et al. 2016

Category: Phylum

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: Verstraete, recognizing the contributions of Professor Willy Verstraete (Centre for Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Belgium) to the development and application of engineered microbial ecosystems such as anaerobic digesters; suff. -archaeota, ending to denote an archaeal phylum; N.L. neut. pl. n. Verstraetearchaeota

Original publication: Vanwonterghem I, Evans PN, Parks DH, Jensen PD, Woodcroft BJ, Hugenholtz P, Tyson GW. Methylotrophic methanogenesis discovered in the archaeal phylum Verstraetearchaeota. Nat Microbiol 2016; 1:16170.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: "Archaea" Woese et al. 1990

Assigned by: Vanwonterghem I, Evans PN, Parks DH, Jensen PD, Woodcroft BJ, Hugenholtz P, Tyson GW. Methylotrophic methanogenesis discovered in the archaeal phylum Verstraetearchaeota. Nat Microbiol 2016; 1:16170.

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Record number: 847