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Genus Methanocalculus

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: 6
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

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


For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


 

Methanocalculus Ollivier et al. 1998, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methanocalculus halotolerans Ollivier et al. 1998.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. masc. n. calculus, pebble, gravel; N.L. masc. n. Methanocalculus, methane (-producing) pebble-shaped organism.
Valid publication: OLLIVIER (B.) FARDEAU (M.L.), CAYOL (J.L.), MAGOT (M.), PATEL (B.K.C.), PRENSIER (G.) and GARCIA (J.L.): Methanocalculus halotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from an oil-producing well. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 821-828.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanocalculus alkaliphilus Sorokin et al. 2015, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) AMF2=DSM 24457=UNIQEM U859T.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: HM053969.
Etymology: N. L. n. alkali (from Arabic article al, the, and Arabic n. qaliy), ashes of saltwort; N.L. adj. philus, (from Gr. adj. philos) loving; N.L. adj. alkaliphilus, loving alkaline condition.
Source: Environmental - saline lake.
Valid publication: SOROKIN, D. Y., ABBAS, B., MERKEL, A. Y., RIJPSTRA, W. I., DAMSTE, J. S., SUKHACHEVA, M. V. and VAN LOOSDRECHT, M. C. 2015. Methanosalsum natronophilum sp. nov., and Methanocalculus alkaliphilus sp. nov., haloalkaliphilic methanogens from hypersaline soda lakes Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 65, 3739-3745.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanocalculus chunghsingensis Lai et al. 2004, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) K1F9705b = DSM 14539 = OCM 772.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF347025.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. chunghsingensis, from Chung Hsing University, to honour the university where the research was performed.
Valid publication: LAI (M.C.), LIN (C.C.), YU (P.H.), HUANG (Y.F.) and CHEN (S.C.): Methanocalculus chunghsingensis sp. nov., isolated from an estuary and a marine fishpond in Taiwan. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 183-189.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: In the paper by Lai et al. 2004, the strain DSM 14539 is erroneously cited as DSM 14646.
Reference: SPRING (S.): Personal communication (January 26, 2004).

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Methanocalculus halotolerans Ollivier et al. 1998, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SEBR 4845 = DSM 14092 = OCM 470.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF033672.
Etymology: Gr. n. hals halos, salt; L. part. adj. tolerans, tolerating; N.L. part. adj. halotolerans, salt tolerating.
Valid publication: OLLIVIER (B.) FARDEAU (M.L.), CAYOL (J.L.), MAGOT (M.), PATEL (B.K.C.), PRENSIER (G.) and GARCIA (J.L.): Methanocalculus halotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from an oil-producing well. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 821-828.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanocalculus natronophilus Zhilina et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Z-7105=DSM 25006=VKM B-2765.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: JX966306.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: N/A.
Etymology: N.L. n. natron (arbitrarily derived from Arabic n. natrun or natron), soda, sodium carbonate; N.L. pref. natrono-, pertaining to soda; N.L. masc. adj. philus (from Gr. masc. adj. philos), friend, loving; N.L. masc. adj. natronophilus, liking soda.
Source: Environmental - freshwater.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 156. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int. J Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64 (2014), 693-696.
Validation List Online
Effective publication: ZHILINA, T. N., ZAVARZINA, D. G., KEVBRIN, V. V. and KOLGANOVA, T. V. 2013. Methanocalculus natronophilus sp. nov., a new alkaliphilic hydrogenotrophic methanogenic archaeon from a soda lake, and proposal of the new family Methanocalculaceae. Microbiology, 82, 698-706.
Effective publication Online

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Methanocalculus pumilus Mori et al. 2000, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MHT-1 = ATCC BAA-129 = DSM 12632 = JCM 10627.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB008853.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. pumilus, little.
Valid publication: MORI (K.), YAMAMOTO (H.), KAMAGATA (Y.), HATSU (M.) and TAKAMIZAWA (K.): Methanocalculus pumilus sp. nov., a heavy-metal-tolerant methanogen isolated from a waste-disposal site. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 1723-1729.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanocalculus taiwanensis Lai et al. 2002, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) P2F9704a = BCRC (formerly CCRC) 16182 = DSM 14648 = DSM 14663 = OCM 671.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF411470.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. taiwanensis, pertaining to Taiwan, indicating the source of the type strain.
Valid publication: LAI (M.C.), CHEN (S.C.), SHU (C.M.), CHIOU (M.S.), WANG (C.C.), CHUANG (M.J.), HONG (T.Y.), LIU (C.C.), LAI (L.J.) and HUA (J.J.): Methanocalculus taiwanensis sp. nov., isolated from an estuarine environment. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1799-1806.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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