Name: Methanobacterium wolfei Winter et al. 1985

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. wolfei, of Wolfe, named for R.S. Wolfe for his pioneering research on the biochemistry of methanogenesis

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 43096; DSM 2970; JCM 14652; NBRC 100332; OCM 154; VKM B-1829

16S rRNA gene: X89406 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Winter J, Lerp C, Zabel H-P, Wildenauer FX, König H, Schindler F. Methanobacterium wolfei, sp. nov., a new tungsten-requiring, thermophilic, autotrophic methanogen. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1984; 5:457-466.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 17. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1985; 35:223-225.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanothermobacter wolfei corrig. (Winter et al. 1985) Wasserfallen et al. 2000

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Winter J, Lerp C, Zabel H-P, Wildenauer FX, König H, Schindler F. Methanobacterium wolfei, sp. nov., a new tungsten-requiring, thermophilic, autotrophic methanogen. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1984; 5:457-466.

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