Name: Methanosarcina mazei corrig. (Barker 1936) Mah and Kuhn 1984

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Methanococcus mazei Barker 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. mazei, of Mazé, named for P. Mazé, the French bacteriologist who first studied the organism

Gender: feminine

Type strain: DSM 2053; DSM 3318; not cultivated; OCM 26; S-6; VKM B-1636

16S rRNA gene: AJ012095 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Mah RA, Kuhn DA. Transfer of the type species of the genus Methanococcus to the genus Methanosarcina naming it Methanosarcina mazei (Barker 1936) comb. nov. et emend. and conservation of the genus Methanococcus (Approved Lists, 1980) with Methanococcus vannielii (Approved Lists, 1980) as the type species. Request for an opinion. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:263-265.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanosarcina Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Mah RA, Kuhn DA. Transfer of the type species of the genus Methanococcus to the genus Methanosarcina naming it Methanosarcina mazei (Barker 1936) comb. nov. et emend. and conservation of the genus Methanococcus (Approved Lists, 1980) with Methanococcus vannielii (Approved Lists, 1980) as the type species. Request for an opinion. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:263-265.

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