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Genus Methanoculleus

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: 13
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).


 

Methanoculleus Maestrojuán et al. 1990, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methanoculleus bourgensis corrig. (Ollivier et al. 1986) Maestrojuán et al. 1990.
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. culleus, a leather bag, a sack for holding liquids; N.L. masc. n. Methanoculleus, methane producing bag.
Valid publication: MAESTROJUÁN (G.M.), BOONE (D.R.), XUN (L.), MAH (R.A.) and ZHANG (L.): Transfer of Methanogenium bourgense, Methanogenium marisnigri, Methanogenium olentangyi, and Methanogenium thermophilicum to the genus Methanoculleus gen. nov., emendation of Methanoculleus marisnigri and Methanogenium and description of new strains of Methanoculleus bourgense and Methanoculleus marisnigri. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 117-122.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanoculleus bourgensis corrig. (Ollivier et al. 1986) Maestrojuán et al. 1990, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MS2 = ATCC 43281= DSM 3045 = OGC 15.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY196674.
Basonym: ¤ Methanogenium bourgense Ollivier et al. 1986.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. bourgensis, pertaining to Bourg-en-Bresse, France, name of a locality in France.
Valid publication: MAESTROJUÁN (G.M.), BOONE (D.R.), XUN (L.), MAH (R.A.) and ZHANG (L.): Transfer of Methanogenium bourgense, Methanogenium marisnigri, Methanogenium olentangyi, and Methanogenium thermophilicum to the genus Methanoculleus gen. nov., emendation of Methanoculleus marisnigri and Methanogenium and description of new strains of Methanoculleus bourgense and Methanoculleus marisnigri. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 117-122.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The original spelling of the specific epithet, bourgense (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

Methanoculleus bourgensis corrig. (Ollivier et al. 1986) Maestrojuán et al. 1990 emend. Asakawa and Nagaoka 2003.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MS2 = ATCC 43281= DSM 3045 = OGC 15.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY196674.
Basonym: ¤ Methanogenium bourgense Ollivier et al. 1986.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. bourgensis, pertaining to Bourg-en-Bresse, France, name of a locality in France.
Reference: ASAKAWA (S.) and NAGAOKA (K.): Methanoculleus bourgensis, Methanoculleus olentangyi and Methanoculleus oldenburgensis are subjective synonyms. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1551-1552.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Asakawa and Nagaoka 2003, Methanoculleus bourgensis corrig. (Ollivier et al. 1986) Maestrojuán et al. 1990 emend. Asakawa and Nagaoka 2003 is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methanoculleus oldenburgensis Blotevogel et al. 1998 and an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methanoculleus olentangyi (Corder et al. 1988) Maestrojuán et al. 1990.
Reference: ASAKAWA (S.) and NAGAOKA (K.): Methanoculleus bourgensis, Methanoculleus olentangyi and Methanoculleus oldenburgensis are subjective synonyms. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1551-1552.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanoculleus chikugoensis Dianou et al. 2001, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MG62 = DSM 13459 = JCM 10825 = NBRC 101202.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB038795.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. chikugoensis, pertaining to Chikugo, the city in Fukuoka, Japan, from where the strain was isolated.
Valid publication: DIANOU (D.), MIYAKI (T.), ASAKAWA (S.), MORII (H.), NAGAOKA (K.), OYAIZU (H.) and MATSUMOTO (S.): Methanoculleus chikugoensis sp. nov., a novel methanogenic archaeon isolated from paddy field soil in Japan, and DNA-DNA hybridization among Methanoculleus species. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1663-1669.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanoculleus horonobensis Shimizu et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) T10=DSM 21626=JCM 15517.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: AB436897.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. horonobensis, of or belonging to Horonobe, a town in Hokkaido, Japan, where the type strain was isolated.
Source: Environmental - freshwater.
Reference: SHIMIZU, S., UENO, A., TAMAMURA, S., NAGANUMA, T. and KANEKO, K. 2013. Methanoculleus horonobensis sp. nov., a methanogenic archaeon isolated from a deep diatomaceous shale formation. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63, 4320-4323.
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Methanoculleus hydrogenitrophicus Tian et al. 2010, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) HC = CGMCC 1.5146 = JCM 16311.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FJ977567.
Etymology: N.L. n. hydrogenum (from Gr. n. hudôr, water; Gr. v. gennaô, to produce), hydrogen; N.L. masc. adj. trophicus (from Gr. adj. trophikos), nursing, tending or feeding; N.L. masc. adj. hydrogenitrophicus, using hydrogen as electron donor.
Valid publication: TIAN (J.), WANG (Y.) and DONG (X.): Methanoculleus hydrogenitrophicus sp. nov., a methanogenic archaeon isolated from wetland soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 2165-2169.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanoculleus marisnigri (Romesser et al. 1981) Maestrojuán et al. 1990, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JR1 = ATCC 35101= DSM 1498 = OCM 56 (OGC 56).
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M59134.
Basonym: ¤ Methanogenium marisnigri Romesser et al. 1981.
Etymology: L. n. mare -is, the sea; L. masc. adj. niger -gra -grum, black; N.L. gen. n. marisnigri, of the Black Sea.
Valid publication: MAESTROJUÁN (G.M.), BOONE (D.R.), XUN (L.), MAH (R.A.) and ZHANG (L.): Transfer of Methanogenium bourgense, Methanogenium marisnigri, Methanogenium olentangyi, and Methanogenium thermophilicum to the genus Methanoculleus gen. nov., emendation of Methanoculleus marisnigri and Methanogenium and description of new strains of Methanoculleus bourgense and Methanoculleus marisnigri. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 117-122.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanoculleus oldenburgensis Blotevogel et al. 1998, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) CB-1 = DSM 6216.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB065298.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. oldenburgensis, pertaining to Oldenburg (Germany).
Valid publication: Validation List no. 64. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 327-328.
Effective publication: BLOTEVOGEL (K.H.), GAHL-JANßEN (R.), JANSSEN (S.), FISCHER (U.), PILZ (F.), AULING (G.), MACARIO (A.J.L.) and TINDALL (B.J.): Isolation and characterization of a novel mesophilic, fresh-water methanogen from river sediment Methanoculleus oldenburgensis sp. nov. Arch. Microbiol., 1991, 157, 54-59.
Validation List no. 64 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

¤ Methanoculleus bourgensis corrig. (Ollivier et al. 1986) Maestrojuán et al. 1990 emend. Asakawa and Nagaoka 2003.

Note: According to Asakawa and Nagaoka 2003, Methanoculleus oldenburgensis Blotevogel et al. 1998 is a later heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methanoculleus bourgensis corrig. (Ollivier et al. 1986) Maestrojuán et al. 1990 emend. Asakawa and Nagaoka 2003.
Reference: ASAKAWA (S.) and NAGAOKA (K.): Methanoculleus bourgensis, Methanoculleus olentangyi and Methanoculleus oldenburgensis are subjective synonyms. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1551-1552.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanoculleus olentangyi (Corder et al. 1988) Maestrojuán et al. 1990, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) RC/ER = ATCC 35293= DSM 2772 = OCM 52.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF095270.
Basonym: ¤ Methanogenium olentangyi corrig. Corder et al. 1988.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. olentangyi, of the Olentangy River.
Valid publication: MAESTROJUÁN (G.M.), BOONE (D.R.), XUN (L.), MAH (R.A.) and ZHANG (L.): Transfer of Methanogenium bourgense, Methanogenium marisnigri, Methanogenium olentangyi, and Methanogenium thermophilicum to the genus Methanoculleus gen. nov., emendation of Methanoculleus marisnigri and Methanogenium and description of new strains of Methanoculleus bourgense and Methanoculleus marisnigri. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 117-122.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Methanoculleus bourgensis corrig. (Ollivier et al. 1986) Maestrojuán et al. 1990 emend. Asakawa and Nagaoka 2003.
Reference: ASAKAWA (S.) and NAGAOKA (K.): Methanoculleus bourgensis, Methanoculleus olentangyi and Methanoculleus oldenburgensis are subjective synonyms. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1551-1552.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Asakawa and Nagaoka 2003, Methanoculleus olentangyi (Corder et al. 1988) Maestrojuán et al. 1990 is a later heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methanoculleus bourgensis corrig. (Ollivier et al. 1986) Maestrojuán et al. 1990 emend. Asakawa and Nagaoka 2003.
Reference: ASAKAWA (S.) and NAGAOKA (K.): Methanoculleus bourgensis, Methanoculleus olentangyi and Methanoculleus oldenburgensis are subjective synonyms. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1551-1552.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanoculleus palmolei Zellner et al. 1998, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) INSLUZ = DSM 4273.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y16382.
Etymology: L. n. palma, palm; L. n. oleum, oil; N.L. gen. n. palmolei, of palm oil.
Valid publication: ZELLNER (G.), MESSNER (P.), WINTER (J.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Methanoculleus palmolei sp. nov., an irregularly coccoid methanogen from an anaerobic digester treating wastewater of a palm oil plant in North-Sumatra, Indonesia. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 1111-1117.
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Methanoculleus receptaculi Cheng et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ZC-2 = CGMCC 1.5087 = DSM 18860.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ787476.
Etymology: L. gen. n. receptaculi, of a reservoir, isolated from production water of oil reservoir.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 124. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 2471-2472.
Effective publication: CHENG (L.), QIU (T.L.), LI (X.), WANG (W.D.), DENG (Y.), YIN (X.B.) and ZHANG (H.): Isolation and characterization of Methanoculleus receptaculi sp. nov. from Shengli oil field, China. FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 2008, 285, 65-71.
Validation List no. 124 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methanoculleus sediminis Chen et al. 2015, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) S3Fa=BCRC AR10044=DSM 29354.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KM111600.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: JXOJ00000000.
Etymology: L. gen. n. sediminis, of sediment.
Source: Environmental - marine.
Valid publication: CHEN, S. C., CHEN, M. F., LAI, M. C., WENG, C. Y., WU, S. Y., LIN, S., YANG, T. F. and CHEN, P. C. 2015. Methanoculleus sediminis sp. nov., a methanogen from sediments near a submarine mud volcano. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 65, 2141-2147.
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Methanoculleus submarinus Mikucki et al. 2003, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Nankai-1 = DSM 15122 = OCM 780 = SMCC 780W.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF531178.
Etymology: L. prep. sub, under; L. masc. adj. marinus, marine, of the sea; N.L. masc. adj. submarinus, from under the sea
Valid publication: Validation List no. 94. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1701-1702.
Effective publication: MIKUCKI (J.A.), LIU (Y.), DELWICHE (M.), COLWELL (F.S.) and BOONE (D.R.): Isolation of a methanogen from deep marine sediments that contain methane hydrates, and description of Methanoculleus submarinus sp. nov. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 2003, 69, 3311-3316.
Validation List no. 94 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methanoculleus taiwanensis Weng et al. 2015, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) CYW4=BCRC AR10043=NBRC 110782.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KM111599.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. taiwanensis, of Taiwan, indicating the source of the type strain.
Source: Environmental - marine.
Valid publication: WENG, C.-Y., CHEN, S.-C., LAI, M.-C., WU, S.-Y., LIN, S., YANG, T. F. and CHEN, P.-C. 2015. Methanoculleus taiwanensis sp. nov., a methanogen isolated from deep marine sediment at the deformation front area near Taiwan. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 65, 1044-1049.
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Methanoculleus thermophilus corrig. (Rivard and Smith 1982) Maestrojuán et al. 1990, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) CR-1 = ATCC 33837= DSM 2373 = OCM 174.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB065297.
Basonym: ¤ Methanogenium thermophilicum Rivard and Smith 1982.
Etymology: Gr. fem. n. thermê, heat; N.L. adj. philus -a -um (from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on), friend, loving; N.L. masc. adj. thermophilus, heat loving.
Valid publication: MAESTROJUÁN (G.M.), BOONE (D.R.), XUN (L.), MAH (R.A.) and ZHANG (L.): Transfer of Methanogenium bourgense, Methanogenium marisnigri, Methanogenium olentangyi, and Methanogenium thermophilicum to the genus Methanoculleus gen. nov., emendation of Methanoculleus marisnigri and Methanogenium and description of new strains of Methanoculleus bourgense and Methanoculleus marisnigri. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 117-122.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The original spelling of the specific epithet, thermophilicus (sic), has been corrected by Zellner et al. 1998.
Reference: ZELLNER (G.), MESSNER (P.), WINTER (J.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Methanoculleus palmolei sp. nov., an irregularly coccoid methanogen from an anaerobic digester treating wastewater of a palm oil plant in North-Sumatra, Indonesia. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 1111-1117.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Methanoculleus thermophilus corrig. (Rivard and Smith 1982) Maestrojuán et al. 1990 emend. Spring et al. 2005.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) CR-1 = ATCC 33837= DSM 2373 = OCM 174.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB065297.
Basonym: ¤ Methanogenium thermophilicum Rivard and Smith 1982.
Etymology: Gr. fem. n. thermê, heat; N.L. adj. philus -a -um (from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on), friend, loving;N.L. masc. adj. thermophilus, heat loving.
Reference: SPRING (S.), SCHUMANN (P.) and SPRÖER (C.): Methanogenium frittonii Harris et al. 1996 is a later synonym of Methanoculleus thermophilus (Rivard and Smith 1982) Maestrojuán et al. 1990. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 1097-1099.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Spring et al. 2005, Methanoculleus thermophilus corrig. (Rivard and Smith 1982) Maestrojuán et al. 1990 emend. Spring et al. 2005 is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methanogenium frittonii Harris et al. 1996.
Reference: SPRING (S.), SCHUMANN (P.) and SPRÖER (C.): Methanogenium frittonii Harris et al. 1996 is a later synonym of Methanoculleus thermophilus (Rivard and Smith 1982) Maestrojuán et al. 1990. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 1097-1099.
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