Name: Methanosarcina subterranea Shimizu et al. 2015

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: sub.ter.ra’ne.a L. fem. adj. subterranea, underground, below the earth surface, from where the strain was isolated

Gender: feminine

Type strain: DSM 22503; HC-2; JCM 15540; NBRC 102578

16S rRNA gene: AB288264 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Shimizu S, Ueno A, Naganuma T, Kaneko K. Methanosarcina subterranea sp. nov., a methanogenic archaeon isolated from a deep subsurface diatomaceous shale formation. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:1167-1171.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 65, part 4 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:2026-2027.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Shimizu S, Ueno A, Naganuma T, Kaneko K. Methanosarcina subterranea sp. nov., a methanogenic archaeon isolated from a deep subsurface diatomaceous shale formation. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:1167-1171.

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