Name: Methylosoma Rahalkar et al. 2007

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methylum, the methyl group; from French masc. n. méthyle; from French masc. n. méthylène; from Gr. neut. n. methu, wine; from Gr. fem. n. hulê, wood; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to to the methyl radical; Gr. neut. n. soma, body; N.L. neut. n. Methylosoma, a methyl group (-utilizing) body

Gender: neuter

Type species: Methylosoma difficile Rahalkar et al. 2007

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Rahalkar M, Bussmann I, Schink B. Methylosoma difficile gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel methanotroph enriched by gradient cultivation from littoral sediment of Lake Constance. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:1073-1080.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 57, part 5 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:1675-1676.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Methylococcaceae Whittenbury and Krieg 1984

Assigned by: Rahalkar M, Bussmann I, Schink B. Methylosoma difficile gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel methanotroph enriched by gradient cultivation from littoral sediment of Lake Constance. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:1073-1080.

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