Name: Methylosphaera Bowman et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methylum, the methyl radical; from French n. méthyle; from French n. méthylène; from Gr. n. methu, wine; from Gr. n. hulê, wood; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to to the methyl radical; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Methylosphaera, methyl sphere

Type species: Methylosphaera hansonii Bowman et al. 1998

Effective publication: Bowman JP, McCammon SA, Skerratt JH. Methylosphaera hansonii gen. nov., sp. nov., a psychrophilic, group I methanotroph from Antarctic marine-salinity, meromictic lakes. Microbiology 1997; 143:1451-1459.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 64. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:327-328.

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: Bowman JP, McCammon SA, Skerratt JH. Methylosphaera hansonii gen. nov., sp. nov., a psychrophilic, group I methanotroph from Antarctic marine-salinity, meromictic lakes. Microbiology 1997; 143:1451-1459.

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