Name: Methylobacter Bowman et al. 1993

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methylum, the methyl group; from French masc. n. méthyle; from French masc. n. méthylène; from Gr. neut. n. methu, wine; from Gr. fem. n. hylê, wood; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to the methyl radical; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Methylobacter, methyl rod

Gender: masculine

Type species: Methylobacter luteus (Romanovskaya et al. 1981) Bowman et al. 1993

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Bowman JP, Sly LI, Nichols PD, Hayward AC. Revised taxonomy of the methanotrophs: description of Methylobacter gen. nov., emendation of Methylococcus, validation of Methylosinus and Methylocystis species, and a proposal that the family Methylococcaceae includes only the group I methanotrophs. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1993; 43:735-753.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 43, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:184.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 8
Total number of child taxa: 10

Parent taxon: Methylococcaceae Whittenbury and Krieg 1984

Assigned by: Bowman JP, Sly LI, Nichols PD, Hayward AC. Revised taxonomy of the methanotrophs: description of Methylobacter gen. nov., emendation of Methylococcus, validation of Methylosinus and Methylocystis species, and a proposal that the family Methylococcaceae includes only the group I methanotrophs. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1993; 43:735-753.

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