Name: Methanobacterium thermophilum Laurinavichus et al. 1990

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. adj. thermos, hot; N.L. neut. adj. philum, loving; from Gr. neut. adj. philon; N.L. neut. adj. thermophilum, thermophilic

Type strains: DSM 6529; M; OCM 231; VKM B-1786

16S rRNA gene: X99048 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Laurinavichus KS, Kotelnikova SV, Obraztsova AY. A new species of the thermophilic methane-forming bacterium Methanobacterium thermophilum. Mikrobiologiya 1988; 57:1035-1041.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 34. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:320-321.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanothermobacter thermophilus (Laurinavichus et al. 1990) Boone 2002

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Laurinavichus KS, Kotelnikova SV, Obraztsova AY. A new species of the thermophilic methane-forming bacterium Methanobacterium thermophilum. Mikrobiologiya 1988; 57:1035-1041.

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