Genus Methanopyrus

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Number of species cited in this file: 1
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

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

 

Methanopyrus Kurr et al. 1992, gen. nov. (Type genus of the order ¤ Methanopyrales Huber and Stetter 2002; type genus of the family ¤ Methanopyraceae Huber and Stetter 2002).
Type species: ¤ Methanopyrus kandleri Kurr et al. 1992.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; Gr. neut. n. pur, fire; N.L. masc. n. Methanopyrus, the “methane fire” (the hyperthermophilic methanogen).
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 41. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 327-328. [KURR (M.), HUBER (R.), KÖNIG (H.), JANNASCH (H.W.), FRICKE (H.), TRINCONE (A.), KRISTJANSSON (J.K.) and STETTER (K.O.): Methanopyrus kandleri, gen. and sp. nov. represents a novel group of hyperthermophilic methanogens, growing at 110°C. Arch. Microbiol., 1991, 156, 239-247.]
Validation List no. 41 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methanopyrus kandleri Kurr et al. 1992, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain AV19 = DSM 6324 = JCM 9639 = NBRC 100938.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AE009439.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. kandleri, of Kandler, honoring the microbiologist and botanist Otto Kandler.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 41. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 327-328. [KURR (M.), HUBER (R.), KÖNIG (H.), JANNASCH (H.W.), FRICKE (H.), TRINCONE (A.), KRISTJANSSON (J.K.) and STETTER (K.O.): Methanopyrus kandleri, gen. and sp. nov. represents a novel group of hyperthermophilic methanogens, growing at 110°C. Arch. Microbiol., 1991, 156, 239-247.]
Validation List no. 41 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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