Name: Methanococcus vannielii Stadtman and Barker 1951 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. vannielii, of van Niel, named for C.B. van Niel, the bacteriologist who developed the carbon dioxide reduction theory of methane formation

Type strains: ATCC 35089; DSM 1224; JCM 13029; OCM 148; SB

16S rRNA gene: AY196675 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Stadtman TC, Barker HA. Studies on the methane fermentation. X. A new formate-decomposing bacterium, Methanococcus vannielii. J Bacteriol 1951; 62:269-280.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Stadtman TC, Barker HA. Studies on the methane fermentation. X. A new formate-decomposing bacterium, Methanococcus vannielii. J Bacteriol 1951; 62:269-280.

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