Name: Methylophilus Jenkins et al. 1987

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methylum, the methyl radical; 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. adj. philus -a -um, friend, loving; from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on, loving; N.L. masc. n. Methylophilus, methyl radical loving

Gender: masculine

Type species: Methylophilus methylotrophus Jenkins et al. 1987

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Jenkins O, Byrom D, Jones D. Methylophilus: a new genus of methanol-utilizing bacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1987; 37:446-448.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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: 9

Parent taxon: Methylophilaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family I. Methylophilaceae 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. 770.

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