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. 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.