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Genus Methanofollis

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).


 

Methanofollis Zellner et al. 1999, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methanofollis tationis (Zabel et al. 1986) Zellner et al. 1999.
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. follis, a cushion or pillow inflated with air, a bag; N.L. masc. n. Methanofollis, methane-producing bag.
Valid publication: ZELLNER (G.), BOONE (D.R.), KESWANI (J.), WHITMAN (W.B.), WOESE (C.R.), HAGELSTEIN (A.), TINDALL (B.J.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Reclassification of Methanogenium tationis and Methanogenium liminatans as Methanofollis tationis gen. nov., comb. nov. and Methanofollis liminatans comb. nov. and description of a new strain of Methanofollis liminatans. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 247-255.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanofollis aquaemaris Lai and Chen 2001, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) N2F9704 = BCRC (formerly CCRC) 16166 = DSM 14661 = OCM 746.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF262035.
Etymology: L. n. aqua -ae, water; L. n. mare -is, sea; N.L. gen. n. aquaemaris, of sea water.
Valid publication: LAI (M.C.) and CHEN (S.C.): Methanofollis aquaemaris sp. nov., a methanogen isolated from an aquaculture fish pond. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 1873-1880.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanofollis ethanolicus Imachi et al. 2009, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) HASU = DSM 21041 = JCM 15103 = NBRC 104120.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB371073.
Etymology: N.L. n. ethanol, ethanol; L. suff. -icus -a -um, suffix used with various meanings; N.L. masc. adj. ethanolicus, belonging to ethanol, referring to the substrate ethanol, which can be metabolized by the species.
Valid publication: IMACHI (H.), SAKAI (S.), NAGAI (H.), YAMAGUCHI (T.) and TAKAI (K.): Methanofollis ethanolicus sp. nov., an ethanol-utilizing methanogen isolated from a lotus field. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 800-805.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanofollis formosanus Wu et al. 2005, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ML15 = DSM 15483 = OCM 789.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY186542.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. formosanus, pertaining to Formosa, of Formosa, the beautiful island of Taiwan.
Valid publication: WU (S.Y.), CHEN (S.C.) and LAI (M.C.): Methanofollis formosanus sp. nov., isolated from a fish pond. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 837-842.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanofollis liminatans (Zellner et al. 1990) Zellner et al. 1999, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) GKZPZ = DSM 4140.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y16428.
Basonym: ¤ Methanogenium liminatans Zellner et al. 1990.
Etymology: L. n. limus, sludge; L. part. adj. natans, swimming; N.L. part. adj. liminatans, swimming in sludge (a methane- producing bag swimming in sludge).
Valid publication: ZELLNER (G.), BOONE (D.R.), KESWANI (J.), WHITMAN (W.B.), WOESE (C.R.), HAGELSTEIN (A.), TINDALL (B.J.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Reclassification of Methanogenium tationis and Methanogenium liminatans as Methanofollis tationis gen. nov., comb. nov. and Methanofollis liminatans comb. nov. and description of a new strain of Methanofollis liminatans. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 247-255.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanofollis tationis (Zabel et al. 1986) Zellner et al. 1999, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) DSM 2702 = OCM 159.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF095272.
Basonym: ¤ Methanogenium tationis corrig. Zabel et al. 1986.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. tationis, of Tatio, to indicate the source of the sample used for isolation (Mount Tatio, Chile).
Valid publication: ZELLNER (G.), BOONE (D.R.), KESWANI (J.), WHITMAN (W.B.), WOESE (C.R.), HAGELSTEIN (A.), TINDALL (B.J.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): Reclassification of Methanogenium tationis and Methanogenium liminatans as Methanofollis tationis gen. nov., comb. nov. and Methanofollis liminatans comb. nov. and description of a new strain of Methanofollis liminatans. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 247-255.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: In the paper by Zellner et al. 1999, the type strain OCM 159 is cited as OCM 43.

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