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Genus Methanomicrobium

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: 3
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).


 

Methanomicrobium Balch and Wolfe 1981, gen. nov. (Type genus of the order ¤ Methanomicrobiales Balch and Wolfe 1981; type genus of the family ¤ Methanomicrobiaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981).
Type species: ¤ Methanomicrobium mobile (Paynter and Hungate 1968) Balch and Wolfe 1981.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; N.L. neut. n. microbium (from Gr. adj. mikros, small, and Gr. n. bios, life), microbe; N.L. neut. n. Methanomicrobium, methane (-producing) small life (-form).
Valid publication: Validation List no. 6. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1981, 31, 215-218.
Effective publication: BALCH (W.E.), FOX (G.E.), MAGRUM (L.J.), WOESE (C.R.) and WOLFE (R.S.): Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol. Rev., 1979, 43, 260-296.
Validation List no. 6 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methanomicrobium antiquum Mochimaru et al. 2016, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MobH=DSM 21220=NBRC 104160.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: AB370246.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: .
Etymology: L. neut. adj. antiquum, old, ancient.
Source: Environmental - marine.
Valid publication: MOCHIMARU, H., TAMAKI, H., KATAYAMA, T., IMACHI, H., SAKATA, S. and KAMAGATA, Y. 2016. Methanomicrobium antiquum sp. nov., a hydrogenotrophic methanogen isolated from deep sedimentary aquifers in a natural gas field. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 4873-4877.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanomicrobium mobile (Paynter and Hungate 1968) Balch and Wolfe 1981, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BP = ATCC 35094= DSM 1539 = JCM 10551.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M59142.
Basonym: ¤ Methanobacterium mobile Paynter and Hungate 1968 (Approved Lists 1980).
Other synonym: "Methanobacterium mobilis" (sic) Paynter and Hungate 1968.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. mobile, motile, movable.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 6. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1981, 31, 215-218.
Effective publication: BALCH (W.E.), FOX (G.E.), MAGRUM (L.J.), WOESE (C.R.) and WOLFE (R.S.): Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol. Rev., 1979, 43, 260-296.
Validation List no. 6 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methanomicrobium paynteri Rivard et al. 1984, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) G-2000 = ATCC 33997= DSM 2545 = OCM 124.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY196678.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. paynteri, of Paynter; named after M.J.B. Paynter, who first isolated a species of the genus.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 13. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 91-92.
Effective publication: RIVARD (C.J.), HENSON (J.M.), THOMAS (M.V.) and SMITH (P.H.): Isolation and characterization of Methanomicrobium paynteri sp. nov., a mesophilic methanogen isolated from marine sediments. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 1983, 46, 484-490.
Validation List no. 13 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

¤ Methanolacinia paynteri (Rivard et al. 1984) Zellner et al. 1990, comb. nov.

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