Name: Methanogenium organophilum Widdel et al. 1989

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. pref. organo-, pertaining to organic substance; from Gr. adj. organikos, of or pertaining to an organ, organic; N.L. neut. adj. philum, friend, loving; from Gr. neut. adj. philon; N.L. neut. adj. organophilum, that likes organic compounds

Type strains: CV; DSM 3596; OCM 72

16S rRNA gene accession number: M59131

Effective publication: Widdel F, Rouviere PE, Wolfe RS. Classification of secondary alcohol-utilizing methanogens including a new thermophilic isolate. Arch. Microbiol. 1988; 150:477481.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 28. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1989; 39:93-94.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanogenium Romesser et al. 1981

Assigned by: Widdel F, Rouviere PE, Wolfe RS. Classification of secondary alcohol-utilizing methanogens including a new thermophilic isolate. Arch. Microbiol. 1988; 150:477481.

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