Name: Methanocaldococcus villosus Bellack et al. 2011

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: vil.lo’sus L. masc. adj. villosus, hairy, rough, shaggy, villous, referring to the numerous flagella that form a dense network or bundle and the extraordinary surface structure in SEM preparations

Type strains: DSM 22612; JCM 16315; KIN24-T80

16S rRNA gene: FJ766848 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Bellack A, Huber H, Rachel R, Wanner G, Wirth R. Methanocaldococcus villosus sp. nov., a heavily flagellated archaeon that adheres to surfaces and forms cell-cell contacts. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:1239-1245.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 61, part 6 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:2027-2028.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanocaldococcus Whitman 2002

Assigned by: Bellack A, Huber H, Rachel R, Wanner G, Wirth R. Methanocaldococcus villosus sp. nov., a heavily flagellated archaeon that adheres to surfaces and forms cell-cell contacts. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:1239-1245.

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