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Genus Methanohalophilus

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: 6
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).


 

Methanohalophilus Paterek and Smith 1988, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methanohalophilus mahii Paterek and Smith 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; N.L. masc. adj. philus (from Gr. masc. adj. philos), friend, loving; N.L. masc. n. Methanohalophilus, salt-loving methanogen.
Valid publication: PATEREK (J.R.) and SMITH (P.H.): Methanohalophilus mahii gen. nov., sp. nov., a methylotrophic halophilic methanogen. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 122-123.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Methanohalophilus Paterek and Smith 1988 emend. Katayama et al. 2014.
Reference: KATAYAMA, T., YOSHIOKA, H., MOCHIMARU, H., MENG, X.-Y., MURAMOTO, Y., USAMI, J., IKEDA, H., KAMAGATA, Y. and SAKATA, S. 2014. Methanohalophilus levihalophilus sp. nov., a slightly halophilic, methylotrophic methanogen isolated from natural gas-bearing deep aquifers, and emended description of the genus Methanohalophilus. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 2089-2093.
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Methanohalophilus halophilus (Zhilina 1984) Wilharm et al. 1991, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) INMI Z-7982 = DSM 3094 = OCM 160.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733671.
Basonym: ¤ Methanococcus halophilus Zhilina 1984.
Etymology: Gr. n. hals halos, salt; N.L. masc. adj. philus (from Gr. masc. adj. philos), friend, loving; N.L. masc. adj. halophilus, salt loving.
Valid publication: WILHARM (T.), ZHILINA (T.N.) and HUMMEL (P.): DNA-DNA hybridization of methylotrophic halophilic methanogenic bacteria and transfer of Methanococcus halophilusVP to the genus Methanohalophilus as Methanohalophilus halophilus comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1991, 41, 558-562.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanohalophilus levihalophilus Katayama et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) GTA13=NBRC 110099=DSM 28452.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: AB889605.
Etymology: L. adj. levis, slight; Gr. n. hals halos, salt; N.L. adj. philus, friend, loving; N.L. masc. n. levihalophilus, slight salt-loving.
Source: Environmental.
Valid publication: KATAYAMA, T., YOSHIOKA, H., MOCHIMARU, H., MENG, X.-Y., MURAMOTO, Y., USAMI, J., IKEDA, H., KAMAGATA, Y. and SAKATA, S. 2014. Methanohalophilus levihalophilus sp. nov., a slightly halophilic, methylotrophic methanogen isolated from natural gas-bearing deep aquifers, and emended description of the genus Methanohalophilus. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 2089-2093.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanohalophilus mahii Paterek and Smith 1988, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SLP (Salt Lake Paterek) = ATCC 35705= DSM 5219 = OCM 68.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M59133.
Etymology: N.L. masc. gen. n. mahii, of Mah, in honor of Professor Robert A. Mah for his noteworthy research in anaerobic microbiology and on methanogenic bacteria.
Valid publication: PATEREK (J.R.) and SMITH (P.H.): Methanohalophilus mahii gen. nov., sp. nov., a methylotrophic halophilic methanogen. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 122-123.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanohalophilus oregonensis corrig. Liu et al. 1990, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) WAL1 = DSM 5435 = OGI (now OCM) 99.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U20152.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. oregonensis, pertaining to Oregon, named for the state in which it was isolated.
Valid publication: LIU (Y.), BOONE (D.R.) and CHOY (C.): Methanohalophilus oregonense sp. nov., a methylotrophic methanogen from an alkaline, saline aquifer. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 111-116.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The original spelling of the specific epithet, oregonense (sic), has been corrected by Boone et al. 1993.
Reference: BOONE (D.R.), MATHRANI (I.M.), LIU (Y.), MENAIA (J.A.G.F.), MAH (R.A.) and BOONE (J.E.): Isolation and characterization of Methanohalophilus portucalensis sp. nov. and DNA reassociation study of the genus Methanohalophilus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, 43, 430-437.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Methanolobus oregonensis (Liu et al. 1990) Boone 2002, comb. nov.

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Methanohalophilus portucalensis Boone et al. 1993, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 59 = FDF-1 = DSM 7471 = OCM 59.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY290717.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. portucalensis, pertaining to Portugal
Reference: BOONE (D.R.), MATHRANI (I.M.), LIU (Y.), MENAIA (J.A.G.F.), MAH (R.A.) and BOONE (J.E.): Isolation and characterization of Methanohalophilus portucalensis sp. nov. and DNA reassociation study of the genus Methanohalophilus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, 43, 430-437.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanohalophilus zhilinae Mathrani et al. 1988, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) WeN5 = DSM 4017 = OCM 62.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FJ224366.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. zhilinae, of Zhilina; named for Tatjana Zhilina, who made many definitive studies of halophilic methanogens.
Valid publication: MATHRANI (I.M.), BOONE (D.R.), MAH (R.A.), FOX (G.E.) and LAU (P.P.): Methanohalophilus zhilinae sp. nov., an alkaliphilic, halophilic, methylotrophic methanogen. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 139-142.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Methanosalsum zhilinae (Mathrani et al. 1988) Boone and Baker 2002, comb. nov.

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