Name: Methanothermobacter thermoautotrophicus Wasserfallen et al. 2000

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: ther.mo.au.to.tro.phi’cus Gr. masc. adj. thermos, hot; Gr. pref. auto, self; Gr. masc. adj. trophikos, one who feeds; N.L. masc. adj. thermoautotrophicus, thermophilic and autotrophic

Gender: masculine

Type strains: ATCC 29096; delta H; DSM 1053; DSM 3720; JCM 10044; NBRC 100330; OCM 143; VKM B-1908; ΔH

16S rRNA gene: X68720 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Wasserfallen A, Nolling J, Pfister P, Reeve J, Conway de Macario E. Phylogenetic analysis of 18 thermophilic Methanobacterium isolates supports the proposals to create a new genus, Methanothermobacter gen. nov., and to reclassify several isolates in three species, Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus comb. nov., Methanothermobacter wolfeii comb. nov., and Methanothermobacter marburgensis sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:43-53.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 50, part 1 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:425-426.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus corrig. (Zeikus and Wolfe 1972) Wasserfallen et al. 2000

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methanothermobacter Wasserfallen et al. 2000

Assigned by: Wasserfallen A, Nolling J, Pfister P, Reeve J, Conway de Macario E. Phylogenetic analysis of 18 thermophilic Methanobacterium isolates supports the proposals to create a new genus, Methanothermobacter gen. nov., and to reclassify several isolates in three species, Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus comb. nov., Methanothermobacter wolfeii comb. nov., and Methanothermobacter marburgensis sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2000; 50:43-53.

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