Species Methanococcoides alaskense

Name: Methanococcoides alaskense Singh et al. 2005

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. alaskense, pertaining to Alaska, referring to Skan Bay, Alaska, from where the type strain was isolated

Type strains: AK-5; DSM 17273; OCM 775

16S rRNA gene: AY941801 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Singh N, Kendall MM, Liu Y, Boone DR. Isolation and characterization of methylotrophic methanogens from anoxic marine sediments in Skan Bay, Alaska: description of Methanococcoides alaskense sp. nov., and emended description of Methanosarcina baltica. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:2531-2538.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 55, part 6 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:319-321.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanococcoides Sowers and Ferry 1985

Assigned by: Singh N, Kendall MM, Liu Y, Boone DR. Isolation and characterization of methylotrophic methanogens from anoxic marine sediments in Skan Bay, Alaska: description of Methanococcoides alaskense sp. nov., and emended description of Methanosarcina baltica. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:2531-2538.

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