Name: Methanobacterium alcaliphilum Worakit et al. 1986

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: al.ca.li.phi’lum N.L. n. alcali, alcali (from Arabic article al, the; Arabic n. qaliy, ashes of saltwort); N.L. neut. adj. philum, friend, loving; from Gr. neut. adj. philon, friend; N.L. neut. adj. alcaliphilum, liking alkaline environments

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 43379; DSM 3387; NBRC 105226; OCM 11; WeN4

16S rRNA gene: AB496639 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Worakit S, Boone DR, Mah RA, Abdel-Samie ME, El-Halwagi MM. Methanobacterium alcaliphilum sp. nov., an H2-utilizing methanogen that grows at high pH values. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:380-382.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanobacterium Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Worakit S, Boone DR, Mah RA, Abdel-Samie ME, El-Halwagi MM. Methanobacterium alcaliphilum sp. nov., an H2-utilizing methanogen that grows at high pH values. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:380-382.

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