Name: Methanobacterium ruminantium Smith and Hungate 1958 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: ru.mi.nan’ti.um L. part. adj. ruminans -antis, ruminating; N.L. pl. gen. n. ruminantium, of ruminants

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 35063; DSM 1093; JCM 13430; M1; OCM 146

16S rRNA gene: AY196666 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Smith PH, Hungate RE. Isolation and characterization of Methanobacterium ruminantium n. sp. J Bacteriol 1958; 75:713-718.

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 ruminantium (Smith and Hungate 1958) Balch and Wolfe 1981

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Smith PH, Hungate RE. Isolation and characterization of Methanobacterium ruminantium n. sp. J Bacteriol 1958; 75:713-718.

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