Genus Methylobacterium

Name: Methylobacterium Patt et al. 1976 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methylum, the methyl radical; from French n. méthyle; from French n. méthylène; from Gr. n. methu, wine; from Gr. n. hulê, wood; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to the methyl radical; L. neut. n. bacterium, rod or staff and, in biology, a bacterium (so called because the first ones observed were rod-shaped); N.L. neut. n. Methylobacterium, methyl bacterium

Type species: Methylobacterium organophilum Patt et al. 1976 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Patt TE, Cole GC, Hanson RS. Methylobacterium, a new genus of facultatively methylotrophic bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1976; 26:226-229.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 44
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 58
Total number of child taxa: 63

Parent taxon: Methylobacteriaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family IX. Methylobacteriaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 567.

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