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Genus Methanosphaera

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).


 

Methanosphaera Miller and Wolin 1985, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methanosphaera stadtmanae Miller and Wolin 1985.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. fem. n. sphaera, a sphere; N.L. fem. n. Methanosphaera, methane-producing sphere.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 19. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1985, 35, 535.
Effective publication: MILLER (T.L.) and WOLIN (M.J.): Methanosphaera stadtmaniae gen. nov., sp. nov.: a species that forms methane by reducing methanol with hydrogen. Arch. Microbiol. 1985, 141, 116-122.
Validation List no. 19 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methanosphaera cuniculi Biavati et al. 1990, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 1R7 = DSM 4103 = OCM 183.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: HE582783.
Etymology: L. gen. n. cuniculi, of the rabbit.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 35. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 470-471.
Effective publication: BIAVATI (B.), VASTA (M.) and FERRY (J.G.): Isolation and characterization of "Methanosphaera cuniculi" sp. nov. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 1988, 54, 768-771.
Validation List no. 35 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methanosphaera stadtmanae Miller and Wolin 1985, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MCB-3 = ATCC 43021= DSM 3091 = JCM 11832 = OCM 149.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP000102.
Etymology: N.L. gen. fem. n. stadtmanae, of Stadtman; named in honor of T.C. Stadtman for her important contributions to the microbiology and biochemistry of methanogenesis.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 19. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1985, 35, 535.
Effective publication: MILLER (T.L.) and WOLIN (M.J.): Methanosphaera stadtmaniae gen. nov., sp. nov.: a species that forms methane by reducing methanol with hydrogen. Arch. Microbiol. 1985, 141, 116-122.
Validation List no. 19 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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