Name: Methylococcus chroococcus Romanovskaya et al. 1981

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. chroa, color; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. chroococcus, colored coccus

Type strains: 9 of Whittenbury

Effective publication: Romanovskaya VA, Malashenko YR, Bogachenko VN. Corrected diagnoses of genera and species of methane assimilating bacteria. Mikrobiologia 1978; 47:120-130.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 7. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1981; 31:382-383.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

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

Risk group: 1

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

Assigned by: Romanovskaya VA, Malashenko YR, Bogachenko VN. Corrected diagnoses of genera and species of methane assimilating bacteria. Mikrobiologia 1978; 47:120-130.

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