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Genus Megamonas

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Number of species cited in this file: 3
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").

 

Megamonas Shah and Collins 1983, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Megamonas hypermegale corrig. (Harrison and Hansen 1963) Shah and Collins 1983.
Etymology: Gr. adj. megas, large; L. fem. n. monas, a unit, monad; N.L. fem. n. Megamonas, large monad.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 10. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 438-440.
Effective publication: SHAH (H.N.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Reclassification of Bacteroides hypermegas (Harrison and Hansen) in a new genus Megamonas, as Megamonas hypermegas comb. nov. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig., 1982, C3, 394-398.
Validation List no. 10 in IJSEM Online

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Megamonas funiformis Sakon et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) YIT 11815 = DSM 19343 = JCM 14723.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB300988.
Etymology: L. masc. n. funis, string; L. fem. adj. suffix -formis (from L. n. forma, figure, shape, appearance), -like, in the shape of; N.L. fem. adj. funiformis, string-shaped, referring to the cell shape.
Valid publication: SAKON (H.), NAGAI (F.), MOROTOMI (M.) and TANAKA (R.): Sutterella parvirubra sp. nov. and Megamonas funiformis sp. nov., isolated from human faeces. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 970-975.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Megamonas hypermegale corrig. (Harrison and Hansen 1963) Shah and Collins 1983, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 25560= CCUG 5856 = DSM 1672 = LMG 3890 = NCTC 10570.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ420107.
Basonym: ¤ Bacteroides hypermegas Harrison and Hansen 1963 (Approved Lists 1980).
Other synonym: "Sphaerophorus hypermegas" (Harrison and Hansen 1963) Prévot 1966.
Etymology: Gr. pref. hyper, over, more than; Gr. adj. megas megale mega, big; N.L. fem. adj. hypermegale, very big.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 10. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 438-440.
Effective publication: SHAH (H.N.) and COLLINS (M.D.): Reclassification of Bacteroides hypermegas (Harrison and Hansen) in a new genus Megamonas, as Megamonas hypermegas comb. nov. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig., 1982, C3, 394-398.
Validation List no. 10 in IJSEM Online

Note: The original spelling of the specific epithet, hypermegas (sic), has been corrected by Euzéby 1998.
Reference: EUZÉBY (J.P.): Taxonomic note: necessary correction of specific and subspecific epithets according to Rules 12c and 13b of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria (1990 Revision). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 1073-1075.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Megamonas rupellensis Chevrot et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) FM1025 = CIP 109788 = DSM 19944.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EU346729.
Etymology: M.L. fem. adj. rupellensis, referring to La Rochelle, the site of isolation of the type strain.
Valid publication: CHEVROT (R.), CARLOTTI (A.), SOPENA (V.), MARCHAND (P.) and ROSENFELD (E.): Megamonas rupellensis sp. nov., an anaerobe isolated from the caecum of a duck. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 2921-2924.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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