Hoppe T, Peters K, Schmidt F. Methylobacterium bullatum sp. nov., a methylotrophic bacterium isolated from Funaria hygrometrica. Syst Appl Microbiol 2011; 34:482-486.
Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 145. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1017-1019.
validly published under the ICNP
The terminology used by the authors is in line with many other taxonomic studies and does not negatively affect their main results; some improvements may nevertheless be possible. Contrasting the term "chemotaxonomic" with "phenotypic" is not recommended. Whether taxa can have "members" is debatable. See the LPSN phylogeny page for details.Publication:
Göker M. What can genome analysis offer for bacteria? In: Bridge P, Smith D, Stackebrandt E (eds), Trends in the systematics of bacteria and fungi, CAB International, Wallingford, 2021, p. 255-281.
Based on the strain history of the type strain of Methylobacterium bullatum, it appears that strain F3.2 has also been used as the type strain of "Methylobacterium funariae".Publication:
Schauer S, Kutschera U. A novel growth-promoting microbe, Methylobacterium funariae sp. nov., isolated from the leaf surface of a common moss. Plant Signal Behav 2011; 6:510-515.