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Genus Methanosalsum

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: 2
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).


 

Methanosalsum Boone and Baker 2002, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methanosalsum zhilinae (Mathrani et al. 1988) Boone and Baker 2002.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. neut. adj. salsum, salted, salty; N.L. neut. n. Methanosalsum, the salty methane (bacterium).
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: BOONE (D.R.) and BAKER (C.C.): Genus VI. Methanosalsum gen. nov. 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. 287-289.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

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Methanosalsum natronophilum Sorokin et al. 2015, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) AME2=DSM 24634=NBRC 110091T.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: HM053965.
Etymology: N.L. n. natron, (arbitrarily derived from the Arabic n. natrun, or natron), soda; N.L. pref. natrono-, pertaining to soda; N.L. adj. philum, (from Gr. fem. adj. phile), friend, loving; N.L. adj. natronophilum, soda-loving.
Source: Environmental - saline lake.
Valid publication: SOROKIN, D. Y., ABBAS, B., MERKEL, A. Y., RIJPSTRA, W. I., DAMSTE, J. S., SUKHACHEVA, M. V. and VAN LOOSDRECHT, M. C. 2015. Methanosalsum natronophilum sp. nov., and Methanocalculus alkaliphilus sp. nov., haloalkaliphilic methanogens from hypersaline soda lakes Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 65, 3739-3745.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanosalsum zhilinae (Mathrani et al. 1988) Boone and Baker 2002, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) WeN5 = DSM 4017 = OCM 62.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FJ224366, CP002101 (complete genome).
Basonym: ¤ Methanohalophilus zhilinae Mathrani et al. 1988.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. zhilinae, of Zhilina; named for Tatjana Zhilina, who made many definitive studies of halophilic methanogens.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: BOONE (D.R.) and BAKER (C.C.): Genus VI. Methanosalsum gen. nov. 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. 287-289.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

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