Name: Methanococcus jannaschii Jones et al. 1984

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. jannaschii, of Jannasch, named for the marine microbiologist H.W. Jannasch

Type strains: ATCC 43067; CIP 104961; DSM 2661; JAL-1; JCM 10045; NBRC 100440; OCM 168

16S rRNA gene: M59126 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Jones WJ, Leigh JA, Mayer F, Woese CR, Wolfe RS. Methanococcus jannaschii sp. nov., an extremely thermophilic methanogen from a submarine hydrothermal vent. Arch. Microbiol. 1983; 136:254-261.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 16. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1984; 34:503-504.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanocaldococcus jannaschii (Jones et al. 1984) Whitman 2002

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Jones WJ, Leigh JA, Mayer F, Woese CR, Wolfe RS. Methanococcus jannaschii sp. nov., an extremely thermophilic methanogen from a submarine hydrothermal vent. Arch. Microbiol. 1983; 136:254-261.

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