Name: Methylomicrobium Bowman et al. 1995

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methylum, the methyl group; 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; N.L. neut. n. microbium, microbe; N.L. neut. n. Methylomicrobium, methyl microbe

Type species: Methylomicrobium agile (Bowman et al. 1993) Bowman et al. 1995

Valid publication: Bowman JP, Sly LI, Stackebrandt E. The phylogenetic position of the family Methylococcaceae. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1995; 45:182-185.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 6
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 8
Total number of child taxa: 8

Parent taxon: Methylococcaceae Whittenbury and Krieg 1984

Assigned by: Bowman JP, Sly LI, Stackebrandt E. The phylogenetic position of the family Methylococcaceae. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1995; 45:182-185.

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