Name: Methanothrix Huser et al. 1983

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methanum, methane; from French masc. n. méthyle; from Chem. neut. suff. -ane; N.L. pref. methano-, pertaining to methane; Gr. fem. n. [θρίξ] thrix, hair; N.L. fem. n. Methanothrix, methane (-producing) hair

Gender: feminine

Type species: Methanothrix soehngenii Huser et al. 1983

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Huser BA, Wuhrmann K, Zehnder AJB. Methanothrix soehngenii gen. nov., sp. nov., a new acetotrophic non-hydrogen-oxidizing methane bacterium. Arch. Microbiol. 1982; 132:1-9.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 10. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:438-440.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

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: 4
Total number of child taxa: 6

Parent taxon: Methanosaetaceae Boone et al. 2002

Assigned by: Boone DR, Whitman WB, Koga Y. Family II. Methanosaetaceae 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. 289-294.

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