Name: Methylocystis echinoides (ex Gal'chenko et al. 1977) Bowman et al. 1993

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov., nom. rev.

Etymology: Gr. n. echinos, hedgehog, sea-urchin; L. suff. -oides, ressembling, similar; from Gr. suff. -eides; from Gr. n. eidos, that which is seen, form, shape, figure; N.L. fem. adj. echinoides, hedgehog-like, spiny like a hedgehog

Type strains: IMET 10491; UNIQEM 25; VKM B-2128

16S rRNA gene: AJ458473 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: Methylocystis (ex Whittenbury et al. 1970) 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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