Name: Methanococcus fervens Jeanthon et al. 1999

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: fer’vens L. part. adj. fervens, boiling hot, referring to its high growth temperature

Type strains: AG86; DSM 4213; JCM 15782

16S rRNA gene: AF056938 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Jeanthon C, L'Haridon S, Reysenbach AL, Corre E, Vernet M, Messner P, Sleytr UB, Prieur D. Methanococcus vulcanius sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic methanogen isolated from East Pacific Rise, and identification of Methanococcus sp. DSM 4213T as Methanococcus fervens sp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:583-589.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 49, part 2 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:937-939.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanocaldococcus fervens (Jeanthon et al. 1999) Whitman 2002

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanococcus Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Jeanthon C, L'Haridon S, Reysenbach AL, Corre E, Vernet M, Messner P, Sleytr UB, Prieur D. Methanococcus vulcanius sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic methanogen isolated from East Pacific Rise, and identification of Methanococcus sp. DSM 4213T as Methanococcus fervens sp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:583-589.

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