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Genus Methanothermococcus

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).


 

Methanothermococcus Whitman 2002, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methanothermococcus thermolithotrophicus (Huber et al. 1984) Whitman 2002.
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. coccus (from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed), coccus; N.L. masc. n. Methanothermococcus, a coccus producing methane at thermophilic growth temperatures.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: WHITMAN (W.B.): Genus II. Methanothermococcus 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. 241-242.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

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Methanothermococcus okinawensis Takai et al. 2002, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) IH1 = DSM 14208 = JCM 11175.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB057722, CP002792 (complete genome).
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. okinawensis, pertaining to Okinawa, a region of Japan.
Valid publication: TAKAI (K.), INOUE (A.) and HORIKOSHI (K.): Methanothermococcus okinawensis sp. nov., a thermophilic, methane-producing archaeon isolated from a Western Pacific deep-sea hydrothermal vent system. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1089-1095.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanothermococcus thermolithotrophicus (Huber et al. 1984) Whitman 2002, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SN-1 = ATCC 35097= DSM 2095 = JCM 10549 = OCM 138.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M59128.
Basonym: ¤ Methanococcus thermolithotrophicus Huber et al. 1984.
Etymology: Gr. n. thermê, heat; Gr. n. lithos, stone; Gr. masc. adj. trophikos, nursing, tending; N.L. masc. adj. thermolithotrophicus, grows lithotrophically at elevated temperatures.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: WHITMAN (W.B.): Genus II. Methanothermococcus 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. 241-242.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

Note: According to Rules 27(3) and 30, this name is not validly published because the effective publication only documents deposit of the type strain in a single recognized culture collection. However, according to the Judicial Opinion 81, Methanothermococcus thermolithotrophicus (Huber et al. 1984) Whitman 2002 is to be considered to be validly published.
References:
1 EUZÉBY (J.P.) and TINDALL (B.J.): Status of strains that contravene Rules 27(3) and 30 of the Bacteriological Code. Request for an Opinion. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 293-301.
Original article in IJSEM Online
2 JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ON SYSTEMATICS OF PROKARYOTES: Status of strains that contravene Rules 27 (3) and 30 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria. Opinion 81. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1755-1763.
Opinion 81 in IJSEM Online

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