Genus Methanococcoides

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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").

 

Methanococcoides Sowers and Ferry 1985, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methanococcoides methylutens Sowers and Ferry 1985.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Methanococcus, a bacterial genus name; L. suff. -oides (from Gr. suff. -eides, from Gr. n. eidos, that which is seen, form, shape, figure), ressembling, similar; N.L. neut. n. Methanococcoides, organism similar to Methanococcus.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 17. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1985, 35, 223-225. [SOWERS (K.R.) and FERRY (J.G.): Isolation and characterization of a methylotrophic marine methanogen, Methanococcoides methylutens gen. nov., sp. nov. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 1983, 45, 684-690.]
Validation List no. 17 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methanococcoides alaskense Singh et al. 2005, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain AK-5 = DSM 17273 = OCM 775.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY941801.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. alaskense, pertaining to Alaska, referring to Skan Bay, Alaska, from where the type strain was isolated.
Reference: SINGH (N.), KENDALL (M.M.), LIU (Y.) and BOONE (D.R.): Isolation and characterization of methylotrophic methanogens from anoxic marine sediments in Skan Bay, Alaska: description of Methanococcoides alaskense sp. nov., and emended description of Methanosarcina baltica. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 2531-2538.
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Methanococcoides burtonii Franzmann et al. 1993, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain DSM 6242 = OCM 468.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP000300.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. burtonii, of Burton; named after Harry R. Burton, a limnologist who discovered methane in Ace Lake.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 45. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, 43, 398-399. [FRANZMANN (P.D.), SPRINGER (N.), LUDWIG (W.), CONWAY DE MACARIO (E.) and RHODE (M.): A methanogenic Archaeon from Ace Lake, Antarctica: Methanococcoides burtonii sp. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1992, 15, 573-581.]
Validation List no. 45 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: In the reference citation of Methanococcoides burtonii Franzmann et al. 1993 (see: Validation List no. 45), the author's name Conway De Macario is erroneously cited as Conway De Marcario.
Reference: EUZÉBY (J.P.) and KUDO (T.): Corrigenda to the Validation Lists. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1933-1938.
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Methanococcoides methylutens Sowers and Ferry 1985, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain TMA-10 = ATCC 33938 = DSM 2657 = OCM 158.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733669.
Etymology: N.L. n. methyl, methyl; L. part. adj. utens, using; N.L. part. adj. methylutens, using methyl.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 17. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1985, 35, 223-225. [SOWERS (K.R.) and FERRY (J.G.): Isolation and characterization of a methylotrophic marine methanogen, Methanococcoides methylutens gen. nov., sp. nov. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 1983, 45, 684-690.]
Validation List no. 17 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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