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Transfer of Methanolobus siciliae to the genus Methanosarcina, naming it Methanosarcina siciliae, and emendation of the genus MethanosarcinaA sequence analysis of the 16S rRNA of Methanolobus siciliae T4/M(T) (T = type strain) showed that this strain is closely related to members of the genus Methanosarcina, especially Methanosarcina acetivorans C2A(T). Methanolobus siciliae T4/M(T) and HI350 were morphologically more similar to members of the genus Methanosarcina than to members of the genus Methanolobus in that they both formed massive cell aggregates with pseudosarcinae. Thus, we propose that Methanolobus siciliae should be transferred to the genus Methanosarcina as Methanosarcina siciliae.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Ni, S.
(Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology Portland 97291-1000, United States)
Woese, C. R.
Aldrich, H. C.
Boone, D. R.
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: International journal of systematic bacteriology
Volume: 44
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0020-7713
Subject Category
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: 1408001-G1636
Distribution Limits
NASA Discipline Exobiology
Non-NASA Center

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