Name: Methylophaga alcalica Doronina et al. 2003

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: al.ca’li.ca N.L. n. alcali, alkali, from Arabic n. al qaliy soda ash; N.L. adj. alcalica, from alkaline media

Type strains: ATCC BAA-297; DSM 14953; M39; VKM B-2251

16S rRNA gene accession number: AF384373

Valid publication: Doronina NV, Darmaeva TD, Trotsenko YA. Methylophaga alcalica sp. nov., a novel alkaliphilic and moderately halophilic, obligately methylotrophic bacterium from an East Mongolian saline soda lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:223-229.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Methylophaga Janvier et al. 1985

Assigned by: Doronina NV, Darmaeva TD, Trotsenko YA. Methylophaga alcalica sp. nov., a novel alkaliphilic and moderately halophilic, obligately methylotrophic bacterium from an East Mongolian saline soda lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:223-229.

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