Order Methanosarcinales

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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).


Methanosarcinales Boone et al. 2002, ord. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Methanosarcina Kluyver and van Niel 1936 emend. Barker 1956 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Methanosarcina, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending denoting an order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methanosarcinales, the Methanosarcina order.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 685-690.
Effective publication: BOONE (D.R.), WHITMAN (W.B.) and KOGA (Y.): Order III. Methanosarcinales ord. 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, p. 268.
Validation List no. 85 in IJSEM Online

Note: In Validation List no. 85, the page numbers of the effective publication are cited as "pp. 268-294".