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Genus Methanogenium

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: 12
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).


 

Methanogenium Romesser et al. 1981, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methanogenium cariaci Romesser et al. 1981.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. suff. genius -a -um (from L. v. geno, to produce), producing; N.L. neut. n. Methanogenium, methane-producing.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 6. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1981, 31, 215-218.
Effective publication: ROMESSER (J.A.), WOLFE (R.S.), MAYER (F.), SPIESS (E.) and WALTHER-MAURUSCHAT (A.): Methanogenium, a new genus of marine methanogenic bacteria, and characterization of Methanogenium cariaci sp. nov. and Methanogenium marisnigri sp. nov. Arch. Mikrobiol., 1979, 121, 147-153.
Validation List no. 6 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Methanogenium Romesser et al. 1981 emend. Maestrojuán et al. 1990.
Type species: ¤ Methanogenium cariaci Romesser et al. 1981 emend. 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. suff. genius -a -um (from L. v. geno, to produce), producing; N.L. neut. n. Methanogenium, methane-producing.
Reference: 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

Methanogenium Romesser et al. 1981 emend. Spring et al. 2005.
Type species: ¤ Methanogenium cariaci Romesser et al. 1981.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. suff. genius -a -um (from L. v. geno, to produce), producing; N.L. neut. n. Methanogenium, methane-producing.
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

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Methanogenium aggregans Ollivier et al. 1985, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MSt = DSM 3027 = OGC 21.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: not found.
Etymology: L. part. adj. aggregans, assembling, aggregating.
Valid publication: OLLIVIER (B.M.), MAH (R.A.), GARCIA (J.L.) and ROBINSON (R.): Isolation and characterization of Methanogenium aggregans sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1985, 35, 127-130.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Methanocorpusculum aggregans (Ollivier et al. 1985) Xun et al. 1989, comb. nov.

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Methanogenium bourgense Ollivier et al. 1986, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MS2 = ATCC 43281= DSM 3045 = OGC 15.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY196674.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. bourgense, pertaining to Bourg-en-Bresse, France, name of a locality in France.
Valid publication: OLLIVIER (B.M.), MAH (R.A.), GARCIA (J.L.) and BOONE (D.R.): Isolation and characterization of Methanogenium bourgense sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1986, 36, 297-301.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Methanoculleus bourgensis corrig. (Ollivier et al. 1986) Maestrojuán et al. 1990, comb. nov.

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Methanogenium cariaci Romesser et al. 1981, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JR1 = ATCC 35093= DSM 1497 = JCM 10550 = OCM 49.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733663.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. cariaci (sic), of Cariaco.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 6. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1981, 31, 215-218.
Effective publication: ROMESSER (J.A.), WOLFE (R.S.), MAYER (F.), SPIESS (E.) and WALTHER-MAURUSCHAT (A.): Methanogenium, a new genus of marine methanogenic bacteria, and characterization of Methanogenium cariaci sp. nov. and Methanogenium marisnigri sp. nov. Arch. Mikrobiol., 1979, 121, 147-153.
Validation List no. 6 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Methanogenium cariaci Romesser et al. 1981 emend. Maestrojuán et al. 1990.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JR1 = ATCC 35093= DSM 1497 = JCM 10550 = OCM 49.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M59130.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. cariaci (sic), of Cariaco.
Reference: 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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Methanogenium frigidum Franzmann et al. 1997, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Ace-2 = DSM 16458 = OCM 469 = SMCC 459W.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR749908.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. frigidum, cold, referring to the low, growth temperatures of the species.
Valid publication: FRANZMANN (P.D.), LIU (Y.), BALKWILL (D.L.), ALDRICH (H.C.), CONWAY DE MACARIO (E.) and BOONE (D.R.): Methanogenium frigidum sp. nov., a psychrophilic, H2-using methanogen from Ace Lake, Antarctica. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1997, 47, 1068-1072.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanogenium frittonii Harris et al. 1996, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) FR-4 = DSM 2832.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ862839.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. frittonii, of the Fritton.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 57. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1996, 46, 625-626.
Effective publication: HARRIS (J.E.), PINN (P.A.) and DAVIS (R.P.): Isolation and characterization of a novel thermophilic, freshwater methanogen. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 1984, 48, 1123-1128.
Validation List no. 57 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

¤ Methanoculleus thermophilus corrig. (Rivard and Smith 1982) Maestrojuán et al. 1990 emend. Spring et al. 2005.

Note: According to Spring et al. 2005, Methanogenium frittonii Harris et al. 1996 is a later heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methanoculleus thermophilus corrig. (Rivard and Smith 1982) Maestrojuán et al. 1990 emend. Spring et al. 2005.
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

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Methanogenium liminatans Zellner et al. 1990, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) GKZPZ = DSM 4140.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y16428.
Etymology: L. n. limus, sludge; L. part. adj. natans, swimming; N.L. part. adj. liminatans, swimming in sludge.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 35. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 470-471.
Effective publication: ZELLNER (G.), SLEYTR (U.B.), MESSNER (P.), KNEIFEL (H.) and WINTER (J.): Methanogenium liminatans spec. nov., a new coccoid, mesophilic methanogen able to oxidize secondary alcohols. Arch. Microbiol., 1990, 153, 287-293.
Validation List no. 35 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

¤ Methanofollis liminatans (Zellner et al. 1990) Zellner et al. 1999, comb. nov.

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Methanogenium marinum Chong et al. 2003, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) AK-1 = DSM 15558 = OCM 752.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ177344.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. marinum, of the sea, marine, indicating the habitat of this species.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 94. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1701-1702.
Effective publication: CHONG (S.C.), LIU (Y.), CUMMINS (M.), VALENTINE (D.L.) and BOONE (D.R.): Methanogenium marinum sp. nov., a H2-using methanogen from Skan Bay, Alaska, and kinetics of H2 utilization. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 2002, 81, 263-270.
Validation List no. 94 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: The strain DSM 15558 has been provided on request for validation.
Reference: LISTS EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 94 (footnote ‡). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 1701-1702.
Validation List no. 94 in IJSEM Online

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Methanogenium marisnigri Romesser et al. 1981, sp. 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.
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: Validation List no. 6. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1981, 31, 215-218.
Effective publication: ROMESSER (J.A.), WOLFE (R.S.), MAYER (F.), SPIESS (E.) and WALTHER-MAURUSCHAT (A.): Methanogenium, a new genus of marine methanogenic bacteria, and characterization of Methanogenium cariaci sp. nov. and Methanogenium marisnigri sp. nov. Arch. Mikrobiol., 1979, 121, 147-153.
Validation List no. 6 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

¤ Methanoculleus marisnigri (Romesser et al. 1981) Maestrojuán et al. 1990, comb. nov.

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Methanogenium olentangyi Corder et al. 1988, sp. 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.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. olentangyi, of the Olentangy River.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 25. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 220-222.
Effective publication: CORDER (R.E.), HOOK (L.A.), LARKIN (J.M.) and FREA (J.I.): Isolation and characterization of two new methane-producing cocci: Methanogenium olentangyi, sp. nov., and Methanococcus deltae, sp. nov. Arch. Microbiol., 1983, 134, 28-32.
Validation List no. 25 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: On Validation List no. 25 Methanogenium olentangyi is erroneously cited as Methanogenicum (sic) olentangyi.
Reference: Erratum. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 206.
Erratum in IJSEM Online

¤ Methanoculleus olentangyi (Corder et al. 1988) Maestrojuán et al. 1990, comb. nov.

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Methanogenium organophilum Widdel et al. 1989, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) CV = DSM 3596 = OCM 72.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M59131.
Etymology: N.L. pref. organo- (from Gr. adj. organikos, of or pertaining to an organ, organic), pertaining to organic substance; N.L. neut. adj. philum (from Gr. neut. adj. philon), friend, loving; N.L. neut. adj. organophilum, that likes organic compounds.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 28. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 93-94.
Effective publication: WIDDEL (F.), ROUVIERE (P.E.) and WOLFE (R.S.): Classification of secondary alcohol-utilizing methanogens including a new thermophilic isolate. Arch. Microbiol., 1988, 150, 477-481.
Validation List no. 28 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methanogenium tationis corrig. Zabel et al. 1986, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) DSM 2702 = OCM 159.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF095272.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. tationis, of Tatio, to indicate the source of the sample used for isolation (Mount Tatio, Chile).
Valid publication: Validation List no. 20. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1986, 36, 354-356.
Effective publication: ZABEL (H.P.), KÖNIG (H.) and WINTER (J.): Isolation and characterization of a new coccoid methanogen, Methanogenium tatii spec. nov. from a solfataric field on Mount Tatio. Arch. Microbiol., 1984, 137, 308-315.
Validation List no. 20 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: The original spelling, Methanogenium tatii (sic), has been corrected by the Associate Editor, IJSB 1986.
Reference: ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IJSB: Validation List no. 20. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1986, 36, 354-356.
Validation List no. 20 in IJSEM Online

¤ Methanofollis tationis (Zabel et al. 1986) Zellner et al. 1999, comb. nov.

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Methanogenium thermophilicum Rivard and Smith 1982, sp. 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.
Etymology: Gr. fem. n. thermê, heat; N.L. adj. philus -a -um (from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on), friend, loving; N.L. neut. adj. thermophilicum (sic),heat loving.
Valid publication: RIVARD (C.J.) and SMITH (P.H.): Isolation and characterization of a thermophilic marine methanogenic bacterium, Methanogenium thermophilicum sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1982, 32, 430-436.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The specific epithet thermophilicum (sic) has been corrected in the new combination Methanoculleus thermophilus [see, ¤ Methanoculleus thermophilus corrig. (Rivard and Smith 1982) Maestrojuán et al. 1990, comb. nov.]. However the name "Methanogenium thermophilum" corrig. has never been formally proposed before December 14, 2000 (date of publication of the amended Rule 61; see Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, page 2239, column 2). Consequently, in the "List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature", the epithet thermophilicum (sic) has been maintained for Methanogenium thermophilicum.

Methanogenium thermophilicum Rivard and Smith 1982 emend. Zabel et al. 1985.
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.
Etymology: Gr. fem. n. thermê, heat; N.L. adj. philus -a -um (from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on), friend, loving; N.L. neut. adj. thermophilicum (sic),heat loving.
References: List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion no. 1. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 7-8. [ZABEL (H.P.), KÖNIG (H.) and WINTER (J.): Emended description of Methanogenium thermophilicum, Rivard and Smith, and assignment of new isolates to this species. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1985, 6, 72-78.]
List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion no. 1 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

¤ Methanoculleus thermophilus corrig. (Rivard and Smith 1982) Maestrojuán et al. 1990, comb. nov.

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