Name: Methanohalophilus levihalophilus Katayama et al. 2014

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: le.vi.ha.lo’phi.lus L. adj. levis, slight; Gr. masc. n. hals, halos salt; N.L. masc. adj. philus, friend, loving; N.L. masc. n. levihalophilus, slight salt-loving

Type strains: DSM 28452; GTA13; NBRC 110099

16S rRNA gene: AB889605 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Katayama T, Yoshioka H, Mochimaru H, Meng XY, Muramoto Y, Usami J, Ikeda H, Kamagata Y, Sakata S. Methanohalophilus levihalophilus sp. nov., a slightly halophilic, methylotrophic methanogen isolated from natural gas-bearing deep aquifers, and emended description of the genus Methanohalophilus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:2089-2093.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 64, part 6 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:2930-2931.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanohalophilus Paterek and Smith 1988

Assigned by: Katayama T, Yoshioka H, Mochimaru H, Meng XY, Muramoto Y, Usami J, Ikeda H, Kamagata Y, Sakata S. Methanohalophilus levihalophilus sp. nov., a slightly halophilic, methylotrophic methanogen isolated from natural gas-bearing deep aquifers, and emended description of the genus Methanohalophilus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:2089-2093.

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