Name: Methanobacterium arbophilicum Zeikus and Henning 1975 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. fem. n. arbor (gen. arboris), tree; N.L. neut. adj. philum, friend, loving; from Gr. neut. adj. philon, friend; N.L. neut. adj. arbophilicum, tree-loving (should rather be arboriphilicum) (sic)

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 33747; DH-1; DSM 1125; JCM 13429; OCM 147

16S rRNA gene: AY196665 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Zeikus JG, Henning DL. Methanobacterium arbophilicum sp. nov. an obligate anaerobe isolated from wetwood of living trees. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology and Serology 1975; 41:543-552.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanobrevibacter arboriphilus corrig. (Zeikus and Henning 1975) Balch and Wolfe 1981

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Zeikus JG, Henning DL. Methanobacterium arbophilicum sp. nov. an obligate anaerobe isolated from wetwood of living trees. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology and Serology 1975; 41:543-552.

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