Name: Methanosarcina siciliae (Stetter and König 1989) Ni et al. 1994

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Methanolobus siciliae Stetter and König 1989

Etymology: L. gen. n. siciliae, of Sicily, the place of isolation in Italy

Gender: feminine

Type strains: DSM 3028; OCM 156; strain T4/M

16S rRNA gene: U20153 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Ni S, Woese CR, Aldrich HC, Boone DR. Transfer of Methanolobus siciliae to the genus Methanosarcina, naming it Methanosarcina siciliae, and emendation of the genus Methanosarcina. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:357-359.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 44, part 2 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:596.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Ni S, Woese CR, Aldrich HC, Boone DR. Transfer of Methanolobus siciliae to the genus Methanosarcina, naming it Methanosarcina siciliae, and emendation of the genus Methanosarcina. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:357-359.

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