Ma K, Liu X, Dong X. Methanosaeta harundinacea sp. nov., a novel acetate-scavenging methanogen isolated from a UASB reactor. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:127-131.
Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 56, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:679-680.
validly published, illegitimate name
in need of a replacement
Methanosaeta harundinacea Ma et al. 2006 is illegitimate, because the genus name is illegitimate. According to the Judicial Comission, all species in the genus Methanosaeta should be transferred to the genus Methanothrix. However, no formal decision was taken to propose a new combination.
See also the file Some problems with the genera Methanothrix and Methanosaeta.