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Family Methanosarcinaceae

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").


For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


 

Methanosarcinaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Methanosarcina Kluyver and van Niel 1936 emend. Barker 1956 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Methanosarcina, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanosarcinaceae, the Methanosarcina family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 6. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1981, 31, 215-218.
Effective publication: BALCH (W.E.), FOX (G.E.), MAGRUM (L.J.), WOESE (C.R.) and WOLFE (R.S.): Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol. Rev., 1979, 43, 260-296.
Validation List no. 6 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Methanosarcinaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981 emend. Sowers et al. 1984.
Type genus: ¤ Methanosarcina Kluyver and van Niel 1936 emend. Barker 1956 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Methanosarcina, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanosarcinaceae, the Methanosarcina family.
Reference: SOWERS (K.R.), JOHNSON (J.L.) and FERRY (J.G.): Phylogenic relationships among the methylotrophic methane-producing bacteria and emendation of the family Methanosarcinaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 444-450.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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