Name: "Methanococcus thermophila" Howell and White 1997

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: ther.mo.phi’la. N.L. fem. adj. thermophila, heat-loving

Gender: masculine

Original publication: Howell DM, White RH. D-erythro-neopterin biosynthesis in the methanogenic archaea Methanococcus thermophila and Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum deltaH. J Bacteriol 1997; 179:5165-5170.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

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

Assigned by: Howell DM, White RH. D-erythro-neopterin biosynthesis in the methanogenic archaea Methanococcus thermophila and Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum deltaH. J Bacteriol 1997; 179:5165-5170.

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Record number: 9392