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Genus Methanospirillum

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: 4
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).


 

Methanospirillum Ferry et al. 1974, genus. (Type genus of the family ¤ Methanospirillaceae Boone et al. 2002).
Type species: ¤ Methanospirillum hungatei corrig. Ferry et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980).
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. spira, a spire; N.L. neut. n. spirillum, a spiral; N.L. neut. n. Methanospirillum, methane (-producing) spiral.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: FERRY (J.G.), SMITH (P.H.) and WOLFE (R.S.): Methanospirillum, a new genus of methanogenic bacteria, and characterization of Methanospirillum hungatei sp. nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1974, 24, 465-469.

Methanospirillum Ferry et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Iino et al. 2010.
Reference: IINO (T.), MORI (K.) and SUZUKI (K.): Methanospirillum lacunae sp. nov., a methane-producing archaeon isolated from a puddly soil, and emended descriptions of the genus Methanospirillum and Methanospirillum hungatei. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 2563-2566.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Methanospirillum Ferry et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Iino et al. 2010 emend. Zhou et al. 2014.
Reference: ZHOU, L., LIU, X. and DONG, X. 2014. Methanospirillum psychrodurum sp. nov., isolated from wetland soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 638-641.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanospirillum hungatei corrig. Ferry et al. 1974, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JF-1 = ATCC 27890= DSM 864 = JCM 10133 = NBRC 100397 = OCM 16.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY196683.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. hungateii, of Hungate; named for R. E. Hungate who has made many contributions to the ecological study of methanogenic bacteria.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: FERRY (J.G.), SMITH (P.H.) and WOLFE (R.S.): Methanospirillum, a new genus of methanogenic bacteria, and characterization of Methanospirillum hungatei sp. nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1974, 24, 465-469.

Note: The original spelling of the specific epithet, hungatii (sic), has been corrected by Ferry 1989.
Reference: FERRY (J.G.): Genus II. Methanospirillum Ferry, Smith and Wolfe 1974, 469AL. In: J.T. STALEY, M.P. BRYANT, N. PFENNIG and J.G. HOLT (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 3, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1989, pp. 2193-2195.

Methanospirillum hungatei corrig. Ferry et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Iino et al. 2010.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain JF-1 = ATCC 27890= DSM 864 = JCM 10133 = NBRC 100397 = OCM 16.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY196683.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. hungateii, of Hungate; named for R. E. Hungate who has made many contributions to the ecological study of methanogenic bacteria.
Reference: IINO (T.), MORI (K.) and SUZUKI (K.): Methanospirillum lacunae sp. nov., a methane-producing archaeon isolated from a puddly soil, and emended descriptions of the genus Methanospirillum and Methanospirillum hungatei. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 2563-2566.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanospirillum lacunae Iino et al. 2010, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Ki8-1 = DSM 22751 = JCM 16384 = NBRC 104920.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB517986.
Etymology: L. n. lacuna, pond; L. gen. n. lacunae, of a pond.
Valid publication: IINO (T.), MORI (K.) and SUZUKI (K.): Methanospirillum lacunae sp. nov., a methane-producing archaeon isolated from a puddly soil, and emended descriptions of the genus Methanospirillum and Methanospirillum hungatei. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 2563-2566.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanospirillum psychrodurum Zhou et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) X-18=CGMCC 1.5186=JCM 19216.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KF153052.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: N/A.
Etymology: Gr. adj. psuchros, cold; L. neut. adj. durum, resisting; N.L. neut. adj. psychrodurum, cold-resisting.
Source: Environmental - soil.
Reference: ZHOU, L., LIU, X. and DONG, X. 2014. Methanospirillum psychrodurum sp. nov., isolated from wetland soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 638-641.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanospirillum stamsii Parshina et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Pt1=DSM 26304=VKM B-2808.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: HF569045 .
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. stamsii, of Stams, named after Alfons J. M. Stams, a Dutch microbiologist, for his great contribution to the understanding of syntrophic communities of bacteria and archaea.
Source: Industrial.
Valid publication: PARSHINA, S. N., ERMAKOVA, A. V., BOMBERG, M. and DETKOVA, E. N. 2014. Methanospirillum stamsii sp. nov., a psychrotolerant, hydrogenotrophic, methanogenic archaeon isolated from an anaerobic expanded granular sludge bed bioreactor operated at low temperature. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 180-186.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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