Name: Methanospirillum Ferry et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane; from French masc. n. m├ęthyle; from Chem. suff. -ane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; Gr. fem. n. spira, a spire; N.L. neut. dim. n. spirillum, a spiral; N.L. neut. dim. n. Methanospirillum, methane (-producing) spiral

Gender: neuter

Type species: Methanospirillum hungatei corrig. Ferry et al. 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Ferry JG, Smith PH, Wolfe RS. Methanospirillum, a new genus of methanogenic bacteria, and characterization of Methanospirillum hungatei sp. nov. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1974; 24:465-469.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 4
Total number of child taxa: 5

Parent taxon: Methanospirillaceae Boone et al. 2002

Assigned by: Boone DR, Whitman WB, Koga Y. Family III. Methanospirillaceae fam. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria), Springer, New York, 2001, p. 264-267.

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