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Genus Methylobacter

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Number of species cited in this file: 8
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").


For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


 

Methylobacter Bowman et al. 1993, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methylobacter luteus (Romanovskaya et al. 1981) Bowman et al. 1993.
Etymology: N.L. n. methylum (from French méthyle, back-formation from French méthylène, coined from Gr. n. methu, wine and Gr. n. hulê, wood), the methyl group; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to the methyl radical; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Methylobacter, methyl rod.
Valid publication: BOWMAN (J.P.), SLY (L.I.), NICHOLS (P.D.) and HAYWARD (A.C.): 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.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Methylobacter Bowman et al. 1993 emend. Bowman et al. 1995.
Type species: ¤ Methylobacter luteus (Romanovskaya et al. 1981) Bowman et al. 1993.
Etymology: N.L. n. methylum (from French méthyle, back-formation from French méthylène, coined from Gr. n. methu, wine and Gr. n. hulê, wood), the methyl group; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to the methyl radical; N.L. masc. n. bacter, rod; N.L. masc. n. Methylobacter, methyl rod.
Reference: BOWMAN (J.P.), SLY (L.I.) and STACKEBRANDT (E.): The phylogenic position of the family Methylococcaceae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1995, 45, 182-185.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylobacter agilis (ex Whittenbury et al. 1970) Bowman et al. 1993, nom. rev., comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) A30 = ACM 3308 = ATCC 35068= NCIMB 11124.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X72767.
Synonym: "Methylomonas agile" Whittenbury et al. 1970.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. agilis, agile, nimble.
Valid publication: BOWMAN (J.P.), SLY (L.I.), NICHOLS (P.D.) and HAYWARD (A.C.): 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.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Methylomicrobium agile (Bowman et al. 1993) Bowman et al. 1995, comb. nov.

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Methylobacter albus (ex Whittenbury 1970) Bowman et al. 1993, nom. rev., comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ACM 3314 = ATCC 33003= NCIMB 11123 = VKM-BG8.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X72777.
Synonym: "Methylomonas albus" Whittenbury et al. 1970.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. albus, white.
Valid publication: BOWMAN (J.P.), SLY (L.I.), NICHOLS (P.D.) and HAYWARD (A.C.): 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.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Methylomicrobium album (Bowman et al. 1993) Bowman et al. 1995, comb. nov.

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Methylobacter luteus (Romanovskaya et al. 1981) Bowman et al. 1993, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ACM 3304 = ATCC 49878= NCIMB 11914 = UCM 53B = VKM-53B.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF304195.
Basonym: ¤ Methylococcus luteus Romanovskaya et al. 1981.
Heterotypic synonym: ¤ Methylococcus bovis Romanovskaya et al. 1981.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. luteus, golden-yellow.
Valid publication: BOWMAN (J.P.), SLY (L.I.), NICHOLS (P.D.) and HAYWARD (A.C.): 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.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylobacter marinus Bowman et al. 1993, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Lidstrom A4 = A45 = ACM 4717.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF304197.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. marinus, marine, of the sea.
Valid publication: BOWMAN (J.P.), SLY (L.I.), NICHOLS (P.D.) and HAYWARD (A.C.): 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.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylobacter pelagicus (Sieburth et al. 1988) Bowman et al. 1993, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) AA-23 = ACM 3505 = NCIMB 2265.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X72775.
Basonym: ¤ Methylomonas pelagica Sieburth et al. 1988.
Etymology: L. masc. adj. pelagicus, of or belonging to the sea.
Valid publication: BOWMAN (J.P.), SLY (L.I.), NICHOLS (P.D.) and HAYWARD (A.C.): 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.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Methylomicrobium pelagicum (Sieburth et al. 1988) Bowman et al. 1995, comb. nov.

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Methylobacter psychrophilus Omel'chenko et al. 2000, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Z-0021 = VKM B-2103.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF152597.
Etymology: Gr. adj. psuchros, cold; N.L. masc. adj. philus (from Gr. masc. adj. philos), loving; N.L. masc. adj. psychrophilus, cold-loving.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 73. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 423-424.
Effective publication: OMEL'CHENKO (M.V.), VASIL'EVA (L.V.), ZAVARZIN (G.A.), SAVEL'EVA (N.D.), LYSENKO (A.M.), MITYUSHINA (L.L.), KHMELENINA (V.N.) and TROTSENKO (Y.A.): A novel psychrophilic methanotroph of the genus Methylobacter. Mikrobiologiya, 1996, 65, 384-389 (in Russian).
Validation List no. 73 in IJSEM Online

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Methylobacter tundripaludum Wartiainen et al. 2006, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SV96 = ATCC BAA-1195 = DSM 17260.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ414655.
Etymology: N.L. n. tundra, treeless polar region with permanently frozen subsoil; L. n. palus -udis, marsh; N.L. gen. pl. n. tundripaludum, of the tundra marshes.
Valid publication: WARTIAINEN (I.), HESTNES (A.G.), McDONALD (I.R.) and SVENNING (M.M.): Methylobacter tundripaludum sp. nov., a methane-oxidizing bacterium from Arctic wetland soil on the Svalbard islands, Norway (78° N). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 109-113.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylobacter whittenburyi (Romanovskaya et al. 1981) Bowman et al. 1993, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Y = 1521 of Whittenbury = ACM 3310 = ATCC 51738= NCIMB 11128.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X72773.
Basonym: ¤ Methylococcus whittenburyi Romanovskaya et al. 1981.
Heterotypic synonym: ¤ Methylococcus vinelandii Romanovskaya et al. 1981.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. whittenburyi, of Whittenbury, named in honor of British microbiologist Roger Whittenbury for his seminal research on methanotrophic bacteria.
Valid publication: BOWMAN (J.P.), SLY (L.I.), NICHOLS (P.D.) and HAYWARD (A.C.): 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.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: In the paper by Bowman et al. 1993 the basonym is designated as "Methylobacter capsulatus" (sic).
Reference: Erratum. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1994, 44, 375.
Erratum in IJSEM Online

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