Name: Methanococcus mazei Barker 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: ma’ze.i. N.L. gen. masc. n. mazei, of Mazé, named for P. Mazé, the French bacteriologist who first studied the organism

Gender: masculine

Type strain: DSM 2053; not cultivated; OCM 26; S-6; VKM B-1636

16S rRNA gene: AJ012095 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Barker HA. Studies upon the methane-producing bacteria. Archiv für Mikrobiologie 1936; 7:420-438.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanosarcina mazei corrig. (Barker 1936) Mah and Kuhn 1984

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Barker HA. Studies upon the methane-producing bacteria. Archiv für Mikrobiologie 1936; 7:420-438.

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Record number: 777854