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Taxonomy ID: 183939 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid183939)
Scientific name: Methanococci Boone 2002
Inherited blast name: euryarchaeotes
Rank: class
Genetic code: Translation table 11 (Bacterial, Archaeal and Plant Plastid)
Other names:
synonym: Methanothermea Cavalier-Smith 2002
Lineage( full )
cellular organisms; Archaea; Euryarchaeota; Methanomada group
   Entrez records   
Database name Subtree links Direct links
Nucleotide 2,756 -
Nucleotide GSS 59 -
Protein 76,056 -
Structure 510 -
Genome 16 -
Popset 43 43
Conserved Domains 23 -
GEO Datasets 471 -
PubMed Central 5,119 162
Gene 34,954 -
SRA Experiments 67 -
Protein Clusters 3,058 -
Identical Protein Groups 39,064 -
Bio Project 60 -
Bio Sample 58 -
Bio Systems 2,262 -
Assembly 27 -
PubChem BioAssay 4 -
Taxonomy 124 1

Comments and References:

Methanococci & Methanothermea
From a nomenclatural standpoint, Methanococci Boone 2002 may be considered a junior homotypic synonym of Methanothermea Cavalier-Smith 2002, as both have the type order Methanococcales. However, Cavalier-Smith includes the Methanosarcinales in the class Halobacteria. In contrast, Boone includes the Methanosarcinales in the class Methanococci. Neither circumscription is consistent with unpublished analyses of complete genome data (C. Woese, personal communication). In version 4.0 of the BMSB Taxonomic Outline, the class 'Methanobicrobia' was created to include the orders Methanomicrobiales and Methanosaricnales.

Boone DR (2001c)
Boone, D.R., "Class I. Methanococci class. nov." In: Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd ed., vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria) (D.R. Boone and R.W. Castenholz, eds.), Springer-Verlag, New York (2001). p.235. [No PubMed record available.]

Reference to PubMed documentCavalier-Smith T (2002)
Cavalier-Smith, T. "The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2002) 52:7-76.

Reference to PubMed documentVALIDATION LIST No. 85 (2002)
VALIDATION LIST No. 85. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2002) 52:685-690. [No abstract available.]

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