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Genus Methanohalobium

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: 1
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).


 

Methanohalobium Zhilina and Zavarzin 1988, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methanohalobium evestigatum corrig. Zhilina and Zavarzin 1988.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; Gr. n. hals halos, salt; Gr. masc. n. bios, life; N.L. neut. n. Methanohalobium, methane-producing organism living in salt.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 24. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 136-137.
Effective publication: ZHILINA (T.N.) and ZAVARZIN (G.A.): Methanohalobium evestigatus, n. gen., n. sp. The extremely halophilic methanogenic Archaebacterium. Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR, 1987, 293, 464-468.
Validation List no. 24 in IJSEM Online

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Methanohalobium evestigatum corrig. Zhilina and Zavarzin 1988, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Z-7303 = DSM 3721 = OCM 161.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733675.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. evestigatum, founded out, discovered.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 24. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 136-137.
Effective publication: ZHILINA (T.N.) and ZAVARZIN (G.A.): Methanohalobium evestigatus, n. gen., n. sp. The extremely halophilic methanogenic Archaebacterium. Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR, 1987, 293, 464-468.
Validation List no. 24 in IJSEM Online

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

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