Name: Methylosarcina Wise et al. 2001

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; L. fem. n. sarcina, a package, bundle, pack; N.L. fem. n. Methylosarcina, methane-utilizing bundle of cells

Type species: Methylosarcina fibrata Wise et al. 2001

Valid publication: Wise MG, McArthur JV, Shimkets LJ. Methylosarcina fibrata gen. nov., sp. nov. and Methylosarcina quisquiliarum sp.nov., novel type 1 methanotrophs. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:611-621.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Methylococcaceae Whittenbury and Krieg 1984

Assigned by: Wise MG, McArthur JV, Shimkets LJ. Methylosarcina fibrata gen. nov., sp. nov. and Methylosarcina quisquiliarum sp.nov., novel type 1 methanotrophs. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:611-621.

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