Genus Methanothermus

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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").

 

Methanothermus Stetter 1982, gen. nov. (Type genus of the family ¤ Methanothermaceae Stetter1982).
Type species: ¤ Methanothermus fervidus Stetter 1982.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; Gr. masc. adj. thermos, hot; N.L. masc. n. Methanothermus, methane- (producing) thermophile.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 8. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1982, 32, 266-268. [STETTER (K.O.), THOMM (M.), WINTER (J.), WILDGRUBER (G.), HUBER (H.), ZILLIG (W.), JANE-COVIC (D.), KÖNIG (H.), PALM (P.) and WUNDERL (S.): Methanothermus fervidus sp. nov., a novel extremely thermophilic methanogen isolated from an Icelandic hot spring. Zentralbl. Mikrobiol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig., 1981, C2, 166-178.]
Validation List no. 8 in IJSEM Online

Notes:
1 The name Methanothermus must be attributed to Stetter 1982 (in Stetter, Thomm, Winter, Wildgruber, Huber, Zillig, Janekovic, König, Palm and Wunderl 1981) not to Stetter et al. 1982 as cited in Validation List no. 8.
Reference: STETTER (K.O.): Genus I. Methanothermus Stetter 1982b, 267VP (Effective publication: Stetter in Stetter, Thomm, Winter, Wildgruber, Huber, Zillig, Janekovic, König, Palm and Wunderl 1981, 177). 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. 233-235.
2 In the reference citation of Methanothermus Stetter1982 (see Validation List no. 8), the author's name Janekovic is cited as Jane-Covic.

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Methanothermus fervidus Stetter 1982, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 43054 = DSM 2088 = JCM 10308.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP002278 (complete genome).
Etymology: L. masc. adj. fervidus, glowing hot, burning, fervent, because of its growth in almost-boiling water.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 8. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1982, 32, 266-268. [STETTER (K.O.), THOMM (M.), WINTER (J.), WILDGRUBER (G.), HUBER (H.), ZILLIG (W.), JANE-COVIC (D.), KÖNIG (H.), PALM (P.) and WUNDERL (S.): Methanothermus fervidus sp. nov., a novel extremely thermophilic methanogen isolated from an Icelandic hot spring. Zentralbl. Mikrobiol. Parasitenkd. Infektionskr. Hyg. Abt. 1 Orig., 1981, C2, 166-178.]
Validation List no. 8 in IJSEM Online

Notes:
1 The name Methanothermus fervidus must be attributed to Stetter 1982 (in Stetter, Thomm, Winter, Wildgruber, Huber, Zillig, Janekovic, König, Palm and Wunderl 1981) not to Stetter et al. 1982 as cited in Validation List no. 8.
Reference: STETTER (K.O.): Genus I. Methanothermus Stetter 1982b, 267VP (Effective publication: Stetter in Stetter, Thomm, Winter, Wildgruber, Huber, Zillig, Janekovic, König, Palm and Wunderl 1981, 177). 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. 233-235.
2 In the reference citation of Methanothermus fervidus Stetter1982 (see Validation List no. 8), the author's name Janekovic is cited as Jane-Covic.

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Methanothermus sociabilis Stetter 1986, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Kf1-Fl = DSM 3496 = JCM 10723 = OCM 173.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: HE654004.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. sociabilis, that may be easily united or joined together, sociable, because of its growth in large aggregates.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 22. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1986, 36, 573-576. [LAUERER (G.), KRISTJANSSON (J.K.), LANGWORTHY (T.A.), KÖNIG (H.) and STETTER (K.O.): Methanothermus sociabilis sp. nov., a second species within the Methanothermaceae growing at 97°C. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1986, 8, 100-105.]
Validation List no. 22 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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