Phylum "Candidatus Verstraetearchaeota"

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

Gender: neuter

Type genus: "Candidatus Methanomethylicus" Vanwonterghem et al. 2016

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.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Göker M. "Candidatus phylum list no. 1." Lists of names of prokaryotic Candidatus phyla. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2023; 73:5821.

Nomenclatural status: inaccurate spelling

Taxonomic status: misspelling (and no standing)

Preferred name: "Candidatus Methanomethylicota" corrig. Vanwonterghem et al. 2016

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Record number: 847
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