Name: Methanococcus igneus Burggraf et al. 1990

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. adj. igneus, belonging to the fire, denoting its high growth temperature

Type strains: DSM 5666; JCM 11834; Kol 5

16S rRNA gene: M59125 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Burggraf S, Fricke H, Neuner A, Kristjansson J, Rouvier P, Mandelco L, Woese CR, Stetter KO. Methanococcus igneus sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic methanogen from a shallow submarine hydrothermal system. Syst Appl Microbiol 1990; 13:263-269.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 35. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1990; 40:470-471.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanotorris igneus (Burggraf et al. 1990) Whitman 2002

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

Assigned by: Burggraf S, Fricke H, Neuner A, Kristjansson J, Rouvier P, Mandelco L, Woese CR, Stetter KO. Methanococcus igneus sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic methanogen from a shallow submarine hydrothermal system. Syst Appl Microbiol 1990; 13:263-269.

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