Name: Methylococcus capsulatus Foster and Davis 1966 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. capsulatus, encapsulated

Type strains: ATCC 19069; UNIQEM 1

16S rRNA gene: AJ563935 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Foster JW, Davis RH. A methane-dependent coccus, with notes on classification and nomenclature of obligate, methane-utilizing bacteria. J Bacteriol 1966; 91:1924-1931.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methylococcus Foster and Davis 1966 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Foster JW, Davis RH. A methane-dependent coccus, with notes on classification and nomenclature of obligate, methane-utilizing bacteria. J Bacteriol 1966; 91:1924-1931.

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