Genus Methanoplanus

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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").

 

Methanoplanus Wildgruber et al. 1984 (complete authorship reads: Wildgruber, Thomm and Stetter), gen. nov. (Type genus of the family ¤ Methanoplanaceae Wildgruber et al. 1984).
Type species: ¤ Methanoplanus limicola Wildgruber et al. 1984.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. masc. adj. planus, flat, plane; N.L. masc. n. Methanoplanus, the methane (-producing) plate.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 14. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 270-271. [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.

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Methanoplanus endosymbiosus van Bruggen et al. 1986, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain MC1 = DSM 3599.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733674.
Etymology: Gr. adv. endos, inside; N.L. masc. adj. symbiosus (from. Gr. adj. sumbios, living together), living together; N.L. masc. adj. endosymbiosus, living symbiotically inside of another organism.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 22. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1986, 36, 573-576. [VAN BRUGGEN (J.J.A.), ZWART (K.B.), HERMANS (J.G.F.), VAN HOVE (E.M.), STUMM (C.K.) and VOGELS (G.D.): Isolation and characterization of Methanoplanus endosymbiosus sp. nov., an endosymbiont of the marine sapropelic ciliate Metopus contortus Quennerstedt. Arch. Microbiol., 1986, 144, 367-374.]
Validation List no. 22 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methanoplanus limicola Wildgruber et al. 1984 (complete authorship reads: Wildgruber, Thomm and Stetter), sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain M3 = ATCC 35062 = DSM 2279 = OCM 101.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M59143.
Etymology: L. masc. n. limicola, a dweller in the mud, inhabitant of a swamp.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 14. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 270-271. [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

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Methanoplanus petrolearius Ollivier et al. 1998, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain SEBR 4847 = DSM 11571 = OCM 486.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP002117 (complete genome).
Etymology: L. fem. n. petra, rock; L. masc. adj. olearius, related to oil; N.L. masc. adj. petrolearius, related to mineral oil.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 67. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 1083-1084. [OLLIVIER (B.), CAYOL (J.L.), PATEL (B.K.C.), MAGOT (M.), FARDEAU (M.L.) and GARCIA (J.L.): Methanoplanus petrolearius sp. nov., a novel methanogenic bacterium from an oil-producing well. FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 1997, 147, 51-56.]
Validation List no. 67 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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