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

Category: Genus

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

Etymology: Me.thyl.o.si’nus N.L. n. methylo, methyl group; L. n. sinus, bend; N.L. masc. n. Methylosinus, methyl bender

Type species: Methylosinus trichosporium (ex Whittenbury et al. 1970) Bowman et al. 1993

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.

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: 2
Total number of child taxa: 2

Parent taxon: Methylocystaceae Bowman 2006

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