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Family Methanoplanaceae

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).

Classification - Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction".


Methanoplanaceae Wildgruber et al. 1984 (complete authorship reads: Wildgruber, Thomm and Stetter), fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Methanoplanus Wildgruber et al. 1984.
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Methanoplanus, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanoplanaceae, the Methanoplanus family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 14. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 270-271.
Effective publication: WILDGRUBER (G.), THOMM (M.) KÖNIG (H.), OBER (K.), RICCHIUTO (T.) and STETTER (K.O.): Methanoplanus limicola, a plate-shaped methanogen representing a novel family, the Methanoplanaceae. Arch. Microbiol., 1982, 132, 31-36.
Validation List no. 14 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: Initial 16S rRNA-DNA hybridization experiments indicated that ¤ Methanoplanus Wildgruber et al. 1984 should be placed as a separate family, the Methanoplanaceae Wildgruber et al. 1984, within the order ¤ Methanomicrobiales Balch and Wolfe 1981. However, later 16S rRNA sequence comparisons indicated that Methanoplanus species are closely related to members of the genera ¤ Methanomicrobium Balch and Wolfe 1981, ¤ Methanogenium Romesser et al. 1981, and ¤ Methanoculleus Maestrojuán et al. 1990, which all belong to the family ¤ Methanomicrobiaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981. Therefore, the genus ¤ Methanoplanus should be placed within this family and the family Methanoplanaceae Wildgruber et al. 1984 should no longer be recognized.
Reference: HUBER (H.), HUBER (G.) and STETTER (K.O.): Genus VI. Methanoplanus Wildgruber, Thomm and Stetter 1984, 270VP (Effective publication: Wildgruber, Thomm and Stetter in Wildgruber, Thomm, König, Ober, Ricchiuto and Stetter 1982, 36). 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. 259-261.