Name: Methanobrevibacter cuticularis Leadbetter and Breznak 1997

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: cu.tic’ul.ar’is L. fem. n. cuticula, dim. skin; L. adj. cuticularis, referring to the cuticular surface of the termite hindgut epithelium which is colonized by this organism

Type strains: DSM 11139; RFM-1

16S rRNA gene: U41095 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Leadbetter JR, Breznak JA. Physiological ecology of Methanobrevibacter cuticularis sp. nov. and Methanobrevibacter curvatus sp. nov., isolated from the hindgut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes. Appl Environ Microbiol 1996; 62:3620-3631.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 61. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:601-602.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanobrevibacter Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Leadbetter JR, Breznak JA. Physiological ecology of Methanobrevibacter cuticularis sp. nov. and Methanobrevibacter curvatus sp. nov., isolated from the hindgut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes. Appl Environ Microbiol 1996; 62:3620-3631.

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