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Scientific classification
Domain: Archaea
Kingdom: Euryarchaeota
Phylum: Euryarchaeota
Class: Methanococci Boone 2002
Order: Methanococcales Balch and Wolfe 1981

In taxonomy, the Methanococcales are an order of the Methanococci.[1]


The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) [2] and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)[3] and the phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 106 by 'The All-Species Living Tree' Project.[4]


?M. villosus Bellack et al. 2011

M. fervens (Jeanthon et al. 1999) Whitman 2002

M. jannaschii (Jones et al. 1984) Whitman 2002 (type sp.)

M. vulcanius (Jeanthon et al. 1999) Whitman 2002

M. indicus L'Haridon et al. 2003

M. infernus (Jeanthon et al. 1998) Whitman 2002


M. igneus (Burggraf et al. 1990) Whitman 2002 (type sp.)

M. formicicus Takai et al. 2004


Methanothermococcus thermolithotrophicus (Huber et al. 1984) Whitman 2002 (type sp.)


?M. maripaludis Jones et al. 1984

?M. voltae Balch et al. 1981 emend. Ward et al. 1989

M. vannielii Stadtman and Barker 1951 (type sp.)

Methanothermococcus okinawensis Takai et al. 2002

M. aeolicus Kendall et al. 2006


  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Methanococcales. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ J.P. Euzéby. "Methanococcales". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN). Archived from the original on 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  3. ^ Sayers; et al. "Methanococcales". National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) taxonomy database. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  4. ^ 'The All-Species Living Tree' Project."16S rRNA-based LTP release 106 (full tree)" (PDF). Silva Comprehensive Ribosomal RNA Database. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 

Further reading[edit]

Scientific journals[edit]

  • Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (2005). "The nomenclatural types of the orders Acholeplasmatales, Halanaerobiales, Halobacteriales, Methanobacteriales, Methanococcales, Methanomicrobiales, Planctomycetales, Prochlorales, Sulfolobales, Thermococcales, Thermoproteales and Verrucomicrobiales are the genera Acholeplasma, Halanaerobium, Halobacterium, Methanobacterium, Methanococcus, Methanomicrobium, Planctomyces, Prochloron, Sulfolobus, Thermococcus, Thermoproteus and Verrucomicrobium, respectively. Opinion 79". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55 (Pt 1): 517–518. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63548-0. PMID 15653928. 
  • Cavalier-Smith, T (2002). "The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 52 (Pt 1): 7–76. doi:10.1099/00207713-52-1-7. PMID 11837318. 
  • Euzeby JP; Tindall BJ (2001). "Nomenclatural type of orders: corrections necessary according to Rules 15 and 21a of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision), and designation of appropriate nomenclatural types of classes and subclasses. Request for an Opinion". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 51 (Pt 2): 725–727. doi:10.1099/00207713-51-2-725. PMID 11321122. 
  • Balch WE; Fox GE; Magrum LJ; Woses CR; et al. (1979). "Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group". Microbiol. Rev. 43 (2): 260–296. PMC 281474Freely accessible. PMID 390357. 

Scientific books[edit]

  • Boone, DR (2001). "Class I. Methanobacteria class. nov.". In DR Boone; RW Castenholz. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology Volume 1: The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-387-98771-2. 

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