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. virgula, a little rod; N.L. fem. n. Methylovirgula, methyl-using rod-shaped cell
Type species: Methylovirgula ligni Vorob'ev et al. 2009
Valid publication: Vorob'ev AV, de Boer W, Folman LB, Bodelier PL, Doronina NV, Suzina NE, Trotsenko YA, Dedysh SN. Methylovirgula ligni gen. nov., sp. nov., an obligately acidophilic, facultatively methylotrophic bacterium with a highly divergent mxaF gene. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:2538-2545.
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
|Name||Nomenclatural status||Taxonomic status|
|Methylovirgula ligni Vorob'ev et al. 2009||validly published||correct name|
Parent taxon: Beijerinckiaceae Garrity et al. 2006
Assigned by: Dedysh SN, Haupt ES, Dunfield PF. Emended description of the family Beijerinckiaceae and transfer of the genera Chelatococcus and Camelimonas to the family Chelatococcaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:3177-3182.