Name: Methylocystis (ex Whittenbury et al. 1970) Bowman et al. 1993

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov., nom. rev.

Etymology: Me.thy.lo.cys’tis. N.L. neut. n. methylum, the methyl group; from French masc. n. méthyle; from French masc. n. méthylène; from Gr. neut. n. methy, wine; from Gr. fem. n. hylê, wood; N.L. neut. n. methyl, pertaining to the methyl radical; Gr. fem. n. kystis, the bladder and in biology, a cyst; N.L. fem. n. Methylocystis, methyl cyst

Gender: feminine (stem: Methylocyst-)

Type species: Methylocystis parva corrig. (ex Whittenbury et al. 1970) 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 under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 8
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 8
Total number of child taxa: 11

Parent taxon: Methylocystaceae Bowman 2006

Assigned by: Bowman JP. Family V. Methylocystaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria) part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 411-413.

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