Name: Methanobacterium arcticum Shcherbakova et al. 2011

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: arc’ti.cum L. neut. adj. arcticum, northern, arctic, from the Arctic, referring to the isolation of the type strain from Arctic permafrost

Gender: neuter

Type strains: DSM 19844; M2; VKM B-2371

16S rRNA gene: DQ517520 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Shcherbakova V, Rivkina E, Pecheritsyna S, Laurinavichius K, Suzina N, Gilichinsky D. Methanobacterium arcticum sp. nov., a methanogenic archaeon from Holocene Arctic permafrost. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:144-147.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 61, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:701-702.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Shcherbakova V, Rivkina E, Pecheritsyna S, Laurinavichius K, Suzina N, Gilichinsky D. Methanobacterium arcticum sp. nov., a methanogenic archaeon from Holocene Arctic permafrost. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:144-147.

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