Name: Methanogenium thermophilicum Rivard and Smith 1982

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. thermê, heat; N.L. adj. philus -a -um, friend, loving; from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on, loving; N.L. neut. adj. thermophilicum, heat loving (sic)

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 33837; DSM 2373; OCM 174; strain CR-1

16S rRNA gene: AB065297 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Rivard CJ, Smith PH. Isolation and characterization of a thermophilic marine methanogenic bacterium, Methanogenium thermophilicum sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1982; 32:430-436.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanoculleus thermophilus corrig. (Rivard and Smith 1982) Maestrojuán et al. 1990

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanogenium Romesser et al. 1981

Assigned by: Rivard CJ, Smith PH. Isolation and characterization of a thermophilic marine methanogenic bacterium, Methanogenium thermophilicum sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1982; 32:430-436.

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