Name: Methylobacter whittenburyi (Romanovskaya et al. 1981) Bowman et al. 1993

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Methylococcus whittenburyi Romanovskaya et al. 1981

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. whittenburyi, of Whittenbury, named in honor of British microbiologist Roger Whittenbury for his seminal research on methanotrophic bacteria

Type strains: 1521 of Whittenbury; ACM 3310; ATCC 51738; NCIMB 11128; Y

16S rRNA gene: X72773 Analyse FASTA

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.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 43, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:184.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methylobacter Bowman et al. 1993

Assigned by: 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.

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