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Genus Methanothermobacter

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: 8
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).


 

Methanothermobacter Wasserfallen et al. 2000, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus (Zeikus and Wolfe 1972) Wasserfallen et al. 2000, comb. nov.
Synonym: "Methanobacter" Boone et al. 1993.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; Gr. adj. thermos, hot; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod, staff; N.L. masc. n. Methanothermobacter, thermophilic methane rod.
Valid publication: WASSERFALLEN (A.), NÖLLING (J.), PFISTER (P.), REEVE (J.) and CONWAY de MACARIO (E.): Phylogenetic analysis of 18 thermophilic Methanobacterium isolates supports the proposals to create a new genus, Methanothermobacter gen. nov., and to reclassify several isolates in three species, Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus comb. nov., Methanothermobacter wolfeii comb. nov. and Methanothermobacter marburgensis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 43-53.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note 1: In 1993, Boone et al. provided molecular taxonomic evidence that the thermophilic species of ¤ Methanobacterium Kluyver and van Niel 1936 (Approved Lists 1980) should be moved into a separate genus, suggesting Methanobacter as the name. However, the genus name "Methanobacter" Boone et al. 1993 was not validly published.

Note 2: In the paper describing the new genus Methanothermobacter, Wasserfallen et al. [1] proposed ¤ Methanothermobacter marburgensis Wasserfallen et al. 2000, sp. nov., ¤ Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus (Zeikus and Wolfe 1972) Wasserfallen et al. 2000, comb. nov., and ¤ Methanothermobacter wolfeii corrig. (Winter et al. 1985) Wasserfallen et al. 2000, comb. nov.
The authors [1] also proposed the following new combinations: "Methanothermobacter defluvii" (Kotelnikova et al. 1994) Wasserfallen et al. 2000 (basonym: ¤ Methanobacterium defluvii Kotelnikova et al. 1994), "Methanothermobacter thermoflexus" (Kotelnikova et al. 1994) Wasserfallen et al. 2000 (basonym: ¤ Methanobacterium thermoflexum Kotelnikova et al. 1994), and "Methanothermobacter thermophilus" (Laurinavichus et al. 1990) Wasserfallen et al. 2000 (basonym: ¤ Methanobacterium thermophilum Laurinavichus et al. 1990). However, these new combinations were not described according to the Rules of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision), and they were not cited in the Notification List published in the March 2000 issue of the IJSEM [2]. Later, "Methanothermobacter defluvii", "Methanothermobacter thermoflexus", and "Methanothermobacter thermophilus" were cited in the second edition of the Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology [3] and they were validly published in Validation List no. 85 [4].
References:
1 WASSERFALLEN (A.), NÖLLING (J.), PFISTER (P.), REEVE (J.) and CONWAY de MACARIO (E.): Phylogenetic analysis of 18 thermophilic Methanobacterium isolates supports the proposals to create a new genus, Methanothermobacter gen. nov., and to reclassify several isolates in three species, Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus comb. nov., Methanothermobacter wolfeii comb. nov. and Methanothermobacter marburgensis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 43-53.
Original article by Wasserfallen et al. in IJSEM Online
2 Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 50, part 1, of the IJSEM. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 425-426.
Notification List in IJSEM Online
3 BOONE (D.R.): Genus IV. Methanothermobacter Wasserfallen, Nölling, Pfister, Reeve and Conway de Macario 2000, 51VP. 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. 230-233.
4 Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

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Methanothermobacter crinale Cheng et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Tm2 = ACCC 00699 = JCM 17393.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: HQ283273.
Etymology: L. neut. n. crinale (nominative in apposition), a hairpin, referring to a special morphological feature of the genus Methanothermobacter, i.e., that some coccoid -shaped cells are attached to the end of the rod-shaped methanogen.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 146. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1443-1445.
Effective publication: CHENG (L.), DAI (L.), LI (X.), ZHANG (H.) and LU (Y.): Isolation and characterization of Methanothermobacter crinale sp. nov., a novel hydrogenotrophic methanogen from the Shengli oil field. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 2011, 77, 5212-5219.
Validation List no. 146 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methanothermobacter defluvii (Kotelnikova et al. 1994) Boone 2002, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ADZ = ATCC 51443= DSM 7466 = OCM 570 = VKM B-1962.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X99046.
Basonym: ¤ Methanobacterium defluvii Kotelnikova et al. 1994.
Etymology: L. gen. n. defluvii, of sewage.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: BOONE (D.R.): Genus IV. Methanothermobacter Wasserfallen, Nölling, Pfister, Reeve and Conway de Macario 2000, 51VP. 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. 230-233.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

Note: In Validation List no. 85, the page numbers of the effective publication are erroneously cited as "pp. 232-233".

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Methanothermobacter marburgensis Wasserfallen et al. 2000, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Marburg = DSM 2133 = JCM 14651 = NBRC 100331 = OCM 82.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X15364.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. marburgensis, pertaining to Marburg.
Valid publication: WASSERFALLEN (A.), NÖLLING (J.), PFISTER (P.), REEVE (J.) and CONWAY de MACARIO (E.): Phylogenetic analysis of 18 thermophilic Methanobacterium isolates supports the proposals to create a new genus, Methanothermobacter gen. nov., and to reclassify several isolates in three species, Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus comb. nov., Methanothermobacter wolfeii comb. nov. and Methanothermobacter marburgensis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 43-53.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The type strain Marburg = DSM 2133 = JCM 14651 = NBRC 100331 = OCM 82 was previously a strain of ¤ Methanobacterium thermautotrophicum corrig. Zeikus and Wolfe 1972 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Touzel et al. 1992.

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Methanothermobacter tenebrarum Nakamura et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) RMAS = DSM 23052 = JCM 16532 = NBRC 106236.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB523785.
Etymology: L. gen. pl. n. tenebrarum, of darkness, of a dark place, referring to the isolation source, a deep terrestrial subsurface.
Valid publication: NAKAMURA (K.), TAKAHASHI (A.), MORI (C.), TAMAKI (H.), MOCHIMARU (H.), NAKAMURA (K.), TAKAMIZAWA (K.) and KAMAGATA (Y.): Methanothermobacter tenebrarum sp. nov., a hydrogenotrophic, thermophilic methanogen isolated from gas-associated formation water of a natural gas field. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 715-722.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus (Zeikus and Wolfe 1972) Wasserfallen et al. 2000, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ΔH = ATCC 29096= DSM 1053 = JCM 10044 = NBRC 100330 = OCM 143 = VKM B-1908.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY196660.
Basonym: ¤ Methanobacterium thermautotrophicum corrig. Zeikus and Wolfe 1972 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Touzel et al. 1992.
Heterotypic Synonyms: ¤ Methanobacterium thermoformicicum Zhilina and Ilarionov 1986, ¤ Methanobacterium thermalcaliphilum corrig. Blotevogel et al. 1988.
Other synonym: "Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicus" (sic) Zeikus and Wolfe 1972.
Etymology: Gr. adj. thermos, hot; Gr. pref. auto, self; Gr. masc. adj. trophikos, nursing, tending; N.L. masc. adj. thermautotrophicus, thermophilic and autotrophic.
Reference: WASSERFALLEN (A.), NÖLLING (J.), PFISTER (P.), REEVE (J.) and CONWAY de MACARIO (E.): Phylogenetic analysis of 18 thermophilic Methanobacterium isolates supports the proposals to create a new genus, Methanothermobacter gen. nov., and to reclassify several isolates in three species, Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus comb. nov., Methanothermobacter wolfeii comb. nov. and Methanothermobacter marburgensis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 43-53.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanothermobacter thermoflexus (Kotelnikova et al. 1994) Boone 2002, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) IDZ = ATCC 51444= DSM 7268 = OCM 571 = VKM B-1963.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X99047.
Basonym: ¤ Methanobacterium thermoflexum Kotelnikova et al. 1994.
Etymology: Gr. n. thermê, heat; L. masc. adj. flexus, curved, bent, crooked; N.L. masc. adj. thermoflexus, heat-(loving) and bent or crooked.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: BOONE (D.R.): Genus IV. Methanothermobacter Wasserfallen, Nölling, Pfister, Reeve and Conway de Macario 2000, 51VP. 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. 230-233.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

Note: In Validation List no. 85, the page numbers of the effective publication are erroneously cited as "pp. 232-233".

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Methanothermobacter thermophilus (Laurinavichus et al. 1990) Boone 2002, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) M = DSM 6529 = OCM 231 = VKM B-1786.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X99048.
Basonym: ¤ Methanobacterium thermophilum Laurinavichus et al. 1990.
Etymology: Gr. adj. thermos, hot; N.L. masc. adj. philus (from Gr. masc. adj. philos), loving; N.L. masc. adj. thermophilus, thermophilic.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: BOONE (D.R.): Genus IV. Methanothermobacter Wasserfallen, Nölling, Pfister, Reeve and Conway de Macario 2000, 51VP. 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. 230-233.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

Note: In Validation List no. 85, the page numbers of the effective publication are erroneously cited as "pp. 232-233".

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Methanothermobacter wolfeii corrig. (Winter et al. 1985) Wasserfallen et al. 2000, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 43096= DSM 2970 = ATCC 43096= JCM 14652 = NBRC 100332 = OCM 154 = VKM B-1829.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB104858.
Basonym: ¤ Methanobacterium wolfei Winter et al. 1985.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. wolfeii, of Wolfe; named for R.S. Wolfe for his pioneering research on the biochemistry of methanogenesis.
Valid publication: WASSERFALLEN (A.), NÖLLING (J.), PFISTER (P.), REEVE (J.) and CONWAY de MACARIO (E.): Phylogenetic analysis of 18 thermophilic Methanobacterium isolates supports the proposals to create a new genus, Methanothermobacter gen. nov., and to reclassify several isolates in three species, Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus comb. nov., Methanothermobacter wolfeii comb. nov. and Methanothermobacter marburgensis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 43-53.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: Wasserfallen et al. correct the specific epithet wolfei to wolfeii (sic) and the name Methanothermobacter wolfeii is cited in the Notification List published in the March 2001 issue of the IJSEM. However, the right spelling must be wolfei.

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