Name: Methanobacterium petrolearium Mori and Harayama 2011

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. fem. n. petra, rock; L. adj. olearius -a -um, related to oil; N.L. neut. adj. petrolearium, related to mineral oil

Gender: neuter

Type strains: DSM 22353; Mic5c12; NBRC 105198

16S rRNA gene: AB542742 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Mori K, Harayama S. Methanobacterium petrolearium sp. nov. and Methanobacterium ferruginis sp. nov., mesophilic methanogens isolated from salty environments. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:138-143.

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: Mori K, Harayama S. Methanobacterium petrolearium sp. nov. and Methanobacterium ferruginis sp. nov., mesophilic methanogens isolated from salty environments. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:138-143.

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