Name: Methanobacterium thermoflexum Kotelnikova et al. 1994

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. thermĂȘ, heat; L. neut. perf. part. flexum, curved, bent, crooked; N.L. neut. part. adj. thermoflexum, heat-(loving) and bent or crooked

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 51444; DSM 7268; IDZ; OCM 571; VKM B-1963

16S rRNA gene: X99047 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Kotelnikova SV, Obraztsova AY, Gongadze GM, Laurinavichius KS. Methanobacterium thermoflexum sp. nov. and Methanobacterium defluvii sp. nov., thermophilic rodshaped methanogens isolated from anaerobic digester sludge. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1993; 16:427-435.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 48. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:182-183.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanothermobacter thermoflexus (Kotelnikova et al. 1994) Boone 2002

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Kotelnikova SV, Obraztsova AY, Gongadze GM, Laurinavichius KS. Methanobacterium thermoflexum sp. nov. and Methanobacterium defluvii sp. nov., thermophilic rodshaped methanogens isolated from anaerobic digester sludge. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1993; 16:427-435.

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