Name: Methanogenium frigidum Franzmann et al. 1997

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: fri’gi.dum L. neut. adj. frigidum, cold, referring to the low, growth temperatures of the species

Gender: neuter

Type strains: Ace-2; DSM 16458; OCM 469; SMCC 459W

16S rRNA gene: AF009219 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Franzmann PD, Liu Y, Balkwill DL, Aldrich HC, Conway de Macario E, Boone DR. Methanogenium frigidum sp. nov., a psychrophilic, H2-using methanogen from Ace Lake, Antarctica. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:1068-1072.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 47, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:329-330.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanogenium Romesser et al. 1981

Assigned by: Franzmann PD, Liu Y, Balkwill DL, Aldrich HC, Conway de Macario E, Boone DR. Methanogenium frigidum sp. nov., a psychrophilic, H2-using methanogen from Ace Lake, Antarctica. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:1068-1072.

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