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Genus Methanolobus

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: 9
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).


 

Methanolobus König and Stetter 1983, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methanolobus tindarius König and Stetter 1983.
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. lobus, ball lobe; N.L. masc. n. Methanolobus, methane (-producing) lobe.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 10. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 438-440.
Effective publication: KÖNIG (H.) and STETTER (K.O.): Isolation and characterization of Methanolobus tindarius, sp. nov., a coccoid methanogen growing only on methanol and methylamines. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig., 1982, C3, 478-490.
Validation List no. 10 in IJSEM Online

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Methanolobus bombayensis Kadam et al. 1994, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) B-1 = DSM 7082 = OCM 438.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733684.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. bombayensis, pertaining to Bombay, named for its source in the sediments of the Bay of Bombay.
Valid publication: KADAM (P.C.), RANADE (D.R.), MANDELCO (L.) and BOONE (D.R.): Isolation and characterization of Methanolobus bombayensis sp. nov., a methylotrophic methanogen that requires high concentrations of divalent cations. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1994, 44, 603-607.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanolobus chelungpuianus Wu and Lai 2015, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) St545Mb=DSM 19953=JCM 15159.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: EU293796.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: -.
Etymology: N.L. adj. chelungpuianus, Chelungpu fault, the place of isolation.
Source: Environmental.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 161. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int. J Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 65 (2015), 1-4.
Validation List Online
Effective publication: WU, S.-Y. and LAI, M.-C. 2011. Methanogenic archaea isolated from Taiwan's Chelungpu fault. Appl Environ Microbiol, 77, 830-838.
Effective publication Online

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Methanolobus oregonensis (Liu et al. 1990) Boone 2002, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) WAL1 = DSM 5435 = OCM 99.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U20152.
Basonym: ¤ Methanohalophilus oregonensis corrig. Liu et al. 1990.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. oregonensis, pertaining to Oregon, named for the state in which it was isolated.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: BOONE (D.R.): Genus V. Methanolobus König and Stetter 1983, 439VP (Effective publication: König and Stetter 1982, 488). In: D.R. BOONE, R.W. CASTENHOLZ and G.M. GARRITY (editors): Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001, pp. 283-287.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

Note: In the paper by Boone 2002 and in Validation List 85, the strain WAL1 is cited as Wal-1.

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Methanolobus profundi Mochimaru et al. 2009, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MobM = DSM 21213 = NBRC 104158.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB370245.
Etymology: L. gen. n. profundi, of an abyss.
Valid publication: MOCHIMARU (H.), TAMAKI (H.), HANADA (S.), IMACHI (H.), NAKAMURA (K.), SAKATA (S.) and KAMAGATA (Y.): Methanolobus profundi sp. nov., a methylotrophic methanogen isolated from deep subsurface sediments in a natural gas field. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 714-718.
Original article in IJSEM Online
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Methanolobus siciliae Stetter and König 1989 in Stetter 1989, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) T4/M = DSM 3028 = OCM 156.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733698.
Etymology: L. gen. n. siciliae, of Sicily, the place of isolation in Italy.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 31. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 495-497.
Effective publication: STETTER (K.O.): Genus II. Methanolobus König and Stetter 1983, 439VP (effective publication: König and Stetter 1982, 488). In: J.T. STALEY, M.P. BRYANT, N. PFENNIG and J.G. HOLT (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 3, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1989, pp. 2205-2207.
Validation List no. 31 in IJSEM Online

Methanolobus siciliae Stetter and König 1989 emend. Ni and Boone 1991.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) T4/M = DSM 3028 = OCM 156.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733698.
Etymology: L. gen. n. siciliae, of Sicily, the place of isolation in Italy.
Reference: NI (S.) and BOONE (D.R.): Isolation and characterization of a dimethyl sulfide-degrading methanogen, Methanolobus siciliae HI350, from an oil well, characterization of M. siciliae T4/MT, and emendation of M. siciliae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1991, 41, 410-416.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Methanosarcina siciliae (Stetter and König 1989) Ni et al. 1994, comb. nov.

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Methanolobus taylorii Oremland and Boone 1994, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) GS-16 = DSM 9005 = OCM 58.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U20154.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. taylorii, of Taylor, named in honor of Barrie F. Taylor for his contributions to our understanding of the marine organosulfur cycle and his mentorship of many students and postdoctoral associates in the field of marine microbiology.
Valid publication: OREMLAND (R.S.) and BOONE (D.R.): Methanolobus taylorii sp. nov., a new methylotrophic, estuarine methanogen. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1994, 44, 573-575.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanolobus tindarius König and Stetter 1983, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Tindari 3 = T3 = ATCC 35996= DSM 2278 = OCM 150.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M59135.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. tindarius, pertaining to Tindari, the place of isolation in Sicily, Italy.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 10. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 438-440.
Effective publication: KÖNIG (H.) and STETTER (K.O.): Isolation and characterization of Methanolobus tindarius, sp. nov., a coccoid methanogen growing only on methanol and methylamines. Zentralbl. Bakteriol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig., 1982, C3, 478-490.
Validation List no. 10 in IJSEM Online

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Methanolobus vulcani Stetter et al. 1989 in Stetter 1989 (complete authorship reads: Stetter, König and Thomm), sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) PL-12/M = DSM 3029 = OCM 157.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U20155.
Etymology: L. gen. n. vulcani, of Vulcanus (Vulcan), the god after whom Vulcano Island was named (Insula Vulcani).
Valid publication: Validation List no. 31. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1989, 39, 495-497.
Effective publication: STETTER (K.O.): Genus II. Methanolobus König and Stetter 1983, 439VP (effective publication: König and Stetter 1982, 488). In: J.T. STALEY, M.P. BRYANT, N. PFENNIG and J.G. HOLT (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 3, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1989, pp. 2205-2207.
Validation List no. 31 in IJSEM Online

Methanolobus vulcani Stetter et al. 1989 emend. Kadam and Boone 1995.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) PL-12/M = DSM 3029 = OCM 157.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U20155.
Etymology: L. gen. n. vulcani, of Vulcanus (Vulcan), the god after whom Vulcano Island was named (Insula Vulcani).
Reference: KADAM (P.C.) and BOONE (D.R.): Physiological characterization and emended description of Methanolobus vulcani. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1995, 45, 400-402.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanolobus zinderi Doerfert et al. 2009, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SD1 = ATCC BAA-1601 = DSM 21339.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EU711413.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. zinderi, of Zinder, named in honour of Stephen H. Zinder for his outstanding contributions to our understanding of the microbiology and ecology of methanogenesis.
Valid publication: DOERFERT (S.N.), REICHLEN (M.), IYER (P.), WANG (M.) and FERRY (J.G.): Methanolobus zinderi sp. nov., a methylotrophic methanogen isolated from a deep subsurface coal seam. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 1064-1069.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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