homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
See also the file Some problems with the genera Methanothrix and Methanosaeta.Publication:
Euzeby JP. List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:590-592.
Methanosaeta harundinacea Ma et al. 2006 is illegitimate, because the genus name is illegitimate. According to the Judicial Commission, all species in the genus Methanosaeta should be transferred to the genus Methanothrix. However, no formal decision was taken to propose a new combination.Publication:
Huser BA, Wuhrmann K, Zehnder AJB. Methanothrix soehngenii gen. nov., sp. nov., a new acetotrophic non-hydrogen-oxidizing methane bacterium. Arch. Microbiol. 1982; 132:1-9.