Name: Methanobrevibacter ruminantium (Smith and Hungate 1958) Balch and Wolfe 1981

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

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

Etymology: L. part. adj. ruminans -antis, ruminating; N.L. pl. gen. n. ruminantium, of ruminants

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

16S rRNA gene: AY196666 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Balch WE, Fox GE, Magrum LJ, Woese CR, Wolfe RS. Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol Rev 1979; 43:260-296.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 6. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1981; 31:215-218.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanobrevibacter Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Balch WE, Fox GE, Magrum LJ, Woese CR, Wolfe RS. Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol Rev 1979; 43:260-296.

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