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).
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.