Name: Methanomicrobium Balch and Wolfe 1981

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane, [from French n. m├ęthyle and chemical suffix -ane]; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; N.L. neut. n. microbium, microbe; from Gr. adj. mikros, small; from Gr. masc. n. bios, life; N.L. neut. n. Methanomicrobium, methane (-producing) small life (-form)

Type species: Methanomicrobium mobile (Paynter and Hungate 1968) Balch and Wolfe 1981

Effective publication: Balch WE, Fox GE, Magrum LJ, Woese CR, Wolfe RS. Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol Rev 1979; 43:260-296.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 6. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1981; 31:215-218.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Methanomicrobiaceae Balch and Wolfe 1981

Assigned by: Balch WE, Fox GE, Magrum LJ, Woese CR, Wolfe RS. Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group. Microbiol Rev 1979; 43:260-296.

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