Name: Methanocalculus alkaliphilus Sorokin et al. 2015

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: al.ka.li.phi’lus N.L. neut. n. alkali, ashes of saltwort, (from Arabic article al, the, and Arabic n. qaliy); N.L. masc. adj. philus, loving; from Gr. masc. adj. philos; N.L. adj. alkaliphilus, loving alkaline conditions

Type strains: AMF2; DSM 24457; UNIQEM U859

16S rRNA gene: HM053969 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Sorokin DY, Abbas B, Merkel AY, Rijpstra WI, Damste JS, Sukhacheva MV, van Loosdrecht MC. Methanosalsum natronophilum sp. nov., and Methanocalculus alkaliphilus sp. nov., haloalkaliphilic methanogens from hypersaline soda lakes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:3739-3745.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 65, part 10 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:4-6.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanocalculus Ollivier et al. 1998

Assigned by: Sorokin DY, Abbas B, Merkel AY, Rijpstra WI, Damste JS, Sukhacheva MV, van Loosdrecht MC. Methanosalsum natronophilum sp. nov., and Methanocalculus alkaliphilus sp. nov., haloalkaliphilic methanogens from hypersaline soda lakes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:3739-3745.

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