Name: Methanococcus thermolithotrophicus Huber et al. 1984

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. thermê, heat; Gr. n. lithos, stone; Gr. masc. adj. trophikos, nursing, tending; N.L. masc. adj. thermolithotrophicus, grows lithotrophically at elevated temperatures

Type strains: ATCC 35097; DSM 2095; JCM 10549; OCM 138; SN-1

16S rRNA gene: M59128 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Huber H, Thomm M, König H, Thies G, Stetter KO. Methanococcus thermolithotrophicus, a novel thermophilic lithotrophic methanogen. Arch. Microbiol. 1982; 132:47-50.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 14. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1984; 34:270-271.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanothermococcus thermolithotrophicus (Huber et al. 1984) Whitman 2002

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Huber H, Thomm M, König H, Thies G, Stetter KO. Methanococcus thermolithotrophicus, a novel thermophilic lithotrophic methanogen. Arch. Microbiol. 1982; 132:47-50.

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