Name: Methanosarcina thermophila Zinder et al. 1985

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. thermĂȘ, heat; N.L. fem. adj. phila, friend, loving; from Gr. fem. adj. philĂȘ; N.L. fem. adj. thermophila, heat loving

Type strains: DSM 1825; OCM 12; TM-1

16S rRNA gene: M59140 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Zinder SH, Sowers KR, Ferry JG. Methanosarcina thermophila sp. nov., a thermophilic, acetotrophic, methane-producing bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1985; 35:522-523.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Zinder SH, Sowers KR, Ferry JG. Methanosarcina thermophila sp. nov., a thermophilic, acetotrophic, methane-producing bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1985; 35:522-523.

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