Name: Methylococcus thermophilus Malashenko et al. 1975 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. thermĂȘ, heat; N.L. masc. adj. philus, friend, loving; from Gr. masc. adj. philos; N.L. masc. adj. thermophilus, heat loving

Type strains: IMV 2 Yu

Original publication: Malashenko YR, Romanovskaya VA, Bogachenko VN, Stved AD. Thermophilic and thermotolerant bacteria that assimilate methane. Mikrobiologiya 1975; 44:855-862.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methylococcus Foster and Davis 1966 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Malashenko YR, Romanovskaya VA, Bogachenko VN, Stved AD. Thermophilic and thermotolerant bacteria that assimilate methane. Mikrobiologiya 1975; 44:855-862.

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