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Genus Methanocorpusculum

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: 5
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).


 

Methanocorpusculum Zellner et al. 1988, gen. nov. (Type genus of the family ¤ Methanocorpusculaceae Zellner et al. 1989).
Type species: ¤ Methanocorpusculum parvum Zellner et al. 1988.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. neut. n. corpusculum, a little body, a particle; N.L. neut. n. Methanocorpusculum, a methane-producing particle.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 24. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 136-137.
Effective publication: ZELLNER (G.), ALTEN (C.), STACKEBRANDT (E.), CONWAY DE MACARIO (E.) and WINTER (J.): Isolation and characterization of Methanocorpusculum parvum gen. nov., spec. nov., a new tungsten requiring, coccoid methanogen. Arch. Microbiol., 1987, 147, 13-20.
Validation List no. 24 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Methanocorpusculum Zellner et al. 1988 emend. Xun et al. 1989.
Type species: ¤ Methanocorpusculum parvum Zellner et al. 1988.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. neut. n. corpusculum, a little body, a particle; N.L. neut. n. Methanocorpusculum, a methane-producing particle.
Reference: XUN (L.), BOONE (D.R.) and MAH (R.A.): Deoxyribonucleic acid hybridization study of Methanogenium and Methanocorpusculum species, emendation of the genus Methanocorpusculum, and transfer of Methanogenium aggregans to the genus Methanocorpusculum as Methanocorpusculum aggregans comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 109-111.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanocorpusculum aggregans (Ollivier et al. 1985) Xun et al. 1989, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MSt = DSM 3027 = OGC 21.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: HG794418.
Basonym: ¤ Methanogenium aggregans Ollivier et al. 1985.
Etymology: L. part. adj. aggregans, assembling, aggregating.
Valid publication: XUN (L.), BOONE (D.R.) and MAH (R.A.): Deoxyribonucleic acid hybridization study of Methanogenium and Methanocorpusculum species, emendation of the genus Methanocorpusculum, and transfer of Methanogenium aggregans to the genus Methanocorpusculum as Methanocorpusculum aggregans comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 109-111.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Methanocorpusculum parvum Zellner et al. 1988.

Note: According to Boone et al. 1993, cited by Chong and Boone 2001, Methanocorpusculum aggregans (Ollivier et al. 1985) Xun et al. 1989 sould be considered a later heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methanocorpusculum parvum Zellner et al. 1988.
Reference: CHONG (S.G.) and BOONE (D.R.): Genus I. Methanocorpusculum Zellner, Alten, Stackebrandt, Conway de Macario and Winter 1988, 136VP (Effective publication Zellner, Alten, Stackebrandt, Conway de Macario and Winter 1987, 18) emend. Xun, Boone and Mah 1989, 110. In: D.R. BOONE, R.W. CASTENHOLZ and G.M. GARRITY (editors): Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, pp. 262-264.


Note: The 16S rRNA gene of type strain DSM 3027 was sequenced by DSMZ and has accession number HG794418 (personal communication from Stefan Spring, DSMZ).

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Methanocorpusculum bavaricum Zellner et al. 1989, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SZSXXZ = DSM 4179 = OCM 127.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY196676.
Etymology: N.L. neut. gen. n. bavaricum, pertaining to Bavaria, to indicate the original habitat of the type strain of the species which was isolated from anaerobic sediment of a wastewater treatment pond at a sugar factory in Regensburg, Germany.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 30. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 371.
Effective publication: ZELLNER (G.), STACKEBRANDT (E.), MESSNER (P.), TINDALL (B.J.), CONWAY DE MACARIO (E.), KNEIFEL (H.), SLEYTER (U.B.) and WINTER (J.): Methanocorpusculaceae fam. nov., represented by Methanocorpusculum parvum, Methanocorpusculum sinense spec. nov. and Methanocorpusculum bavaricum spec. nov. Arch. Microbiol., 1989, 151, 381-390.
Validation List no. 30 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methanocorpusculum labreanum Zhao et al. 1989, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Z = DSM 4855 = OCM 1 (OGC 1).
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY260436.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. labreanum, pertaining to La Brea, isolated from surface sediments of the La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, California.
Valid publication: ZHAO (Y.), BOONE (D.R.), MAH (R.A.), BOONE (J.E.) and XUN (L.): Isolation and characterization of Methanocorpusculum labreanum sp. nov. from the LaBrea Tar Pits. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 10-13.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanocorpusculum parvum Zellner et al. 1988, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) XII = ATCC 43721= DSM 3823 = OCM 63.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M59147.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. parvum, small.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 24. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 136-137.
Effective publication: ZELLNER (G.), ALTEN (C.), STACKEBRANDT (E.), CONWAY DE MACARIO (E.) and WINTER (J.): Isolation and characterization of Methanocorpusculum parvum gen. nov., spec. nov., a new tungsten requiring, coccoid methanogen. Arch. Microbiol., 1987, 147, 13-20.
Validation List no. 24 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: According to Boone et al. 1993, cited by Chong and Boone 2001, Methanocorpusculum parvum Zellner et al. 1988 sould be considered an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methanocorpusculum aggregans (Ollivier et al. 1985) Xun et al. 1989.
Reference: CHONG (S.G.) and BOONE (D.R.): Genus I. Methanocorpusculum Zellner, Alten, Stackebrandt, Conway de Macario and Winter 1988, 136VP (Effective publication Zellner, Alten, Stackebrandt, Conway de Macario and Winter 1987, 18) emend. Xun, Boone and Mah 1989, 110. In: D.R. BOONE, R.W. CASTENHOLZ and G.M. GARRITY (editors): Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, pp. 262-264.

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Methanocorpusculum sinense Zellner et al. 1989, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) China Z = DSM 4274 = OCM 128.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF095268. FR749947 (strain DSM 4274, clone 1), FR749948 (strain DSM 4274, clone 2), FR749949 (strain DSM 4274, clone 3).
Etymology: M.L. gen. n. sinae, of China; N.L. neut. adj. sinense, pertaining to China, indicating the source of the type strain which was isolated from a pilot plant for treatment of distillery wastewater in Chengdu, China.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 30. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 371.
Effective publication: ZELLNER (G.), STACKEBRANDT (E.), MESSNER (P.), TINDALL (B.J.), CONWAY DE MACARIO (E.), KNEIFEL (H.), SLEYTER (U.B.) and WINTER (J.): Methanocorpusculaceae fam. nov., represented by Methanocorpusculum parvum, Methanocorpusculum sinense spec. nov. and Methanocorpusculum bavaricum spec. nov. Arch. Microbiol., 1989, 151, 381-390.
Validation List no. 30 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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