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Genus Methanotorris

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).


 

Methanotorris Whitman 2002, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methanotorris igneus (Burggraf et al. 1990) Whitman 2002.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum [from French n. méth(yle) and chemical suffix -ane], methane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; L. masc. n. torris, a brand, firebrand; N.L. masc. n. Methanotorris, the methane-producer at fiery temperatures.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: WHITMAN (W.B.): Genus II. Methanotorris 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. 245-246.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

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Methanotorris formicicus Takai et al. 2004, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Mc-S-70 = ATCC BAA-687 = JCM 11930.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB100884.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. acidum formicicum, formic acid; L. masc. suffix -icus, suffix used with the sense of belonging to, pertaining to; N.L. masc. adj. formicicus, pertaining to formic acid.
Valid publication: TAKAI (K.), NEALSON (K.H.) and HORIKOSHI (K.): Methanotorris formicicus sp. nov., a novel extremely thermophilic, methane-producing archaeon isolated from a black smoker chimney in the Central Indian Ridge. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 1095-1100.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methanotorris igneus (Burggraf et al. 1990) Whitman 2002, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Kol 5 = DSM 5666 = JCM 11834.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M59125, CP002737 (complete genome).
Basonym: ¤ Methanococcus igneus Burggraf et al. 1990.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. igneus, belonging to the fire, denoting its high growth temperature.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: WHITMAN (W.B.): Genus II. Methanotorris 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. 245-246.
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, Methanotorris igneus (Burggraf et al. 1990) 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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