Name: Methanococcus voltae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. voltae, of Volta, named for the Italian physicist A. Volta for discovery of the combustible nature of gas from anaerobic sediments

Type strains: ATCC 33273; DSM 1537; NBRC 100457; OCM 70; strain PS

16S rRNA gene: M59290 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Balch WE, Fox GE, Magrum LJ, Woese CR, Wolfe RS. Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol Rev 1979; 43:260-296.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 6. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1981; 31:215-218.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Balch WE, Fox GE, Magrum LJ, Woese CR, Wolfe RS. Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol Rev 1979; 43:260-296.

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