Genus Methylobacterium

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Number of species cited in this file: 51
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

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

 

Methylobacterium Patt et al. 1976, genus. (Type genus of the family ¤ Methylobacteriaceae Garrity et al. 2006).
Type species: ¤ Methylobacterium organophilum Patt et al. 1976 (Approved Lists 1980).
Recommended three-letter abbreviation: Mtb. (see the file ¤ "Three-letter code for abbreviations of generic names").
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 radical; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to the methyl radical; L. neut. n. bacterium, rod or staff and, in biology, a bacterium (so called because the first ones observed were rod-shaped); N.L. neut. n. Methylobacterium, methyl bacterium.
References: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition). [PATT (T.E.), COLE (G.C.) and HANSON (R.S.): Methylobacterium, a new genus of facultatively methylotrophic bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1976, 26, 226-229.]

Methylobacterium Patt et al. 1976 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Green and Bousfield 1983.
Type species: ¤ Methylobacterium organophilum Patt et al. 1976 (Approved Lists 1980).
Recommended three-letter abbreviation: Mtb. (see the file ¤ "Three-letter code for abbreviations of generic names").
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 radical; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to the methyl radical; L. neut. n. bacterium, rod or staff and, in biology, a bacterium (so called because the first ones observed were rod-shaped); N.L. neut. n. Methylobacterium, methyl bacterium.
Reference: GREEN (P.N.) and BOUSFIELD (I.J.): Emendation of Methylobacterium Patt, Cole, and Hanson 1976; Methylobacterium rhodinum (Heumann 1962) comb. nov. corrig.; Methylobacterium radiotolerans (Ito and Iizuka 1971) comb. nov., corrig.; and Methylobacterium mesophilicum (Austin and Goodfellow 1979) comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 875-877.
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Note: According to Bousfield and Green 1985, Methylobacterium Patt et al. 1976 (Approved Lists 1980) is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Protomonas Urakami and Komagata 1984.
Reference: BOUSFIELD (I.J.) and GREEN (P.N.): Reclassification of bacteria of the genus Protomonas Urakami and Komagata 1984 in the genus Methylobacterium (Patt, Cole, and Hanson) emend. Green and Bousfield 1983. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1985, 35, 209.
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Methylobacterium adhaesivum Gallego et al. 2006, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain AR27 = CCM 7305 = CECT 7069.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AM040156.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. adhaesivum, adhering, forming aggregates.
Reference: GALLEGO (V.), GARCIA (M.T.) and VENTOSA (A.): Methylobacterium adhaesivum sp. nov., a methylotrophic bacterium isolated from drinking water. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 339-342.
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Note: The epithet adhaesivum is a "N.L. neut. adj.", not a "L. neut. adj." as cited in the paper by Gallego et al. 2006.

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Methylobacterium aerolatum Weon et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 5413S-11 = DSM 19013 = JCM 16406 = KACC 11766.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EF174498.
Etymology: Gr. n. aer aeros, air; L. part. adj. latus -a -um, carried; N.L. neut. part. adj. aerolatum, airborne.
Reference: WEON (H.Y.), KIM (B.Y.), JOA (J.H.), SON (J.A.), SONG (M.H.), KWON (S.W.), GO (S.J.) and YOON (S.H.): Methylobacterium iners sp. nov. and Methylobacterium aerolatum sp. nov., isolated from air samples in Korea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 93-96.
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Methylobacterium aminovorans Urakami et al. 1993, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain TH-15 = ATCC 51358 = CIP 105328 = IFO (now NBRC) 15686 = JCM 8240 = VKM B-2145.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB175629.
Etymology: N.L. n. aminum, amine; L. part. adj. vorans, devouring, eating; N.L. part. adj. aminovorans, amine devouring.
Reference: URAKAMI (T.), ARAKI (H.), SUZUKI (K.I.) and KOMAGATA (K.): Further studies of the genus Methylobacterium and description of Methylobacterium aminovorans sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, 43, 504-513.
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Methylobacterium aquaticum Gallego et al. 2005, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain GR16 = CCM 7218 = CECT 5998 = CIP 108333 = DSM 16371.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ635303.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. aquaticum, living, growing, or found in the water, aquatic.
Reference: GALLEGO (V.), GARCIA (M.T.) and VENTOSA (A.): Methylobacterium hispanicum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium aquaticum sp. nov., isolated from drinking water. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 281-287.
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Methylobacterium brachiatum Kato et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain B0021 = DSM 19569 = NBRC 103629 = NCIMB 14379.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB175649.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. brachiatum, branched, referring to the presence of branched cells.
Reference: KATO (Y.), ASAHARA (M.), GOTO (K.), KASAI (H.) and YOKOTA (A.): Methylobacterium persicinum sp. nov., Methylobacterium komagatae sp. nov., Methylobacterium brachiatum sp. nov., Methylobacterium tardum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium gregans sp. nov., isolated from freshwater. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1134-1141.
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Methylobacterium brachythecii Tani and Sahin 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 99b=DSM 24105=NBRC 107710.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: AB703239.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. brachythecium of Rusty feather-moss Brachythecium plumosum, referring to the plant from which the type strain was isolated.
Source: Plant.
Reference: TANI, A. and SAHIN, N. 2013. Methylobacterium haplocladii sp. nov. and Methylobacterium brachythecii sp. nov., isolated from bryophytes. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63, 3287-3292.
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Methylobacterium bullatum Hoppe et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain F3.2 = DSM 21893 = LMG 24788.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FJ268657.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. bullatum, furnished with a boss or stud, equipped with an adorned surface.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 145. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1017-1019. [HOPPE (T.), PETERS (K.) and SCHMIDT (F.): Methylobacterium bullatum sp. nov., a methylotrophic bacterium isolated from Funaria hygrometrica. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 2011, 34, 482-486.]
Validation List no. 145 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: Based on the strain history of the type strain of Methylobacterium bullatum, it appears that strain F3.2 has also been used as the type strain of "Methylobacterium funariae" [see: SCHAUER (S.) and KUTSCHERA (U.): A novel growth-promoting microbe, Methylobacterium funariae sp. nov., isolated from the leaf surface of a common moss. Plant Signal Behav., 2011, 6, 510-515.]
Reference: ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 145 (footnote ¶). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1017-1019.
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Methylobacterium cerastii Wellner et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain C15 = CCM 7788 = CCUG 60040 = DSM 23679.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733885.
Etymology: N.L. n. Cerastium, a scientific genus name; N.L. gen. n. cerastii, of Cerastium, isolated from Cerastium holosteoides.
Reference: WELLNER (S.), LODDERS (N.) and KÄMPFER (P.): Methylobacterium cerastii sp. nov., isolated from the leaf surface of Cerastium holosteoides. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 917-924.
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Methylobacterium chloromethanicum McDonald et al. 2001, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain CM4 = NCIMB 13688 = VKM B-2223.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP001298 (complete genome).
Etymology: Gr. adj. chlôros, green; N.L. pref. chloro-, referring to the chlorine radical; N.L. n. methanum, methane: L. masc. suff. -icus, suffix used with the sense of pertaining to; N.L. adj. methanicus, pertaining to methane, intended to mean methane (utilizing); N.L. neut. n. chloromethanicum, chloromethane (utilizing).
Reference: McDONALD (I.R.), DORONINA (N.V.), TROTSENKO (Y.A.), McANULLA (C.) and MURRELL (J.C.): Hyphomicrobium chloromethanicum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium chloromethanicum sp. nov., chloromethane-utilizing bacteria isolated from a polluted environment. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2001, 51, 119-122.
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Note: According to Kato et al. 2005, Methylobacterium chloromethanicum McDonald et al. 2001 is a later heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methylobacterium extorquens (Urakami and Komagata 1984) Bousfield and Green 1985.
References: List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion no. 4. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1463. [KATO (Y.), ASAHARA (M.), ARAI (D.), GOTO (K.) and YOKOTA (A.): Reclassification of Methylobacterium chloromethanicum and Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum as later subjective synonyms of Methylobacterium extorquens and of Methylobacterium lusitanum as a later subjective synonym of Methylobacterium rhodesianum. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 2005, 51, 287-299.]
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Methylobacterium dankookense Lee et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain SW08-7 = DSM 22415 = KCTC 22512.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FJ155589.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. dankookense, of or belonging to Dankook University, where taxonomic studies on this species were performed.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 149. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 1-5. [LEE (S.W.), OH (H.W.), LEE (K.H.) and AHN (T.Y.): Methylobacterium dankookense sp. nov., isolated from drinking water. J. Microbiol., 2009, 47, 716-720.]
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Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum Doronina et al. 2000, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain DM4 = CIP 106787 = DSM 6343 = VKM B-2191.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB175631.
Etymology: L. inseparable particle dis di, in two; Gr. adj. chlôros, green; N.L. pref. chloro-, referring to the chlorine radical; N.L. n. methanum, methane: L. masc. suff. -icus, suffix used with the sense of pertaining to; N.L. adj. methanicus, pertaining to methane, intended to mean methane (utilizing); N.L. neut. n. dichloromethanicum, dichloromethane (utilizing).
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 77. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2000, 50, 1953. [DORONINA (N.V.), TROTSENKO (Y.A.), TOUROVA (T.P.), KUZNETSOV (B.B.) and LEISINGER (T.): Methylopila helvetica sp. nov. and Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum sp. nov. - novel aerobic facultatively methylotrophic bacteria utilizing dichloromethane. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 2000, 23, 210-218.]
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Note: According to Kato et al. 2005, Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum Doronina et al. 2000 is a later heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methylobacterium extorquens (Urakami and Komagata 1984) Bousfield and Green 1985.
References: List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion no. 4. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1463. [KATO (Y.), ASAHARA (M.), ARAI (D.), GOTO (K.) and YOKOTA (A.): Reclassification of Methylobacterium chloromethanicum and Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum as later subjective synonyms of Methylobacterium extorquens and of Methylobacterium lusitanum as a later subjective synonym of Methylobacterium rhodesianum. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 2005, 51, 287-299.]
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Methylobacterium extorquens (Urakami and Komagata 1984) Bousfield and Green 1985, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain TK 0001 = ATCC 43645 = CCUG 2084 = DSM 1337 = IAM 12631 = IFO (now NBRC) 15687 = JCM 2802 = NCCB 78015 = NCIB (now NCIMB) 9399 = VKM B-2064.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB175632.
Basonym: ¤ Protomonas extorquens (ex Bassalik 1913) Urakami and Komagata 1984.
Other synonyms: "Bacillus extorquens" Bassalik 1913, "Vibrio extorquens" (Bassalik 1913) Bhat and Barker 1948, "Pseudomonas extorquens" (Bassalik 1913) Krasil'nikov 1949, "Flavobacterium extorquens" (Bassalik 1913) Bassalik et al. 1960.
Etymology: L. part. adj. extorquens, twisting out.
Reference: BOUSFIELD (I.J.) and GREEN (P.N.): Reclassification of bacteria of the genus Protomonas Urakami and Komagata 1984 in the genus Methylobacterium (Patt, Cole, and Hanson) emend. Green and Bousfield 1983. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1985, 35, 209.
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Note: According to Kato et al. 2005, Methylobacterium extorquens (Urakami and Komagata 1984) Bousfield and Green 1985 is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methylobacterium chloromethanicum McDonald et al. 2001, and an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum Doronina et al. 2000.
References: List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion no. 4. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1463. [KATO (Y.), ASAHARA (M.), ARAI (D.), GOTO (K.) and YOKOTA (A.): Reclassification of Methylobacterium chloromethanicum and Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum as later subjective synonyms of Methylobacterium extorquens and of Methylobacterium lusitanum as a later subjective synonym of Methylobacterium rhodesianum. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 2005, 51, 287-299.]
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Methylobacterium extorquens (Urakami and Komagata 1984) Bousfield and Green 1985 emend. Kato et al. 2008.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain TK 0001 = ATCC 43645 = CCUG 2084 = DSM 1337 = IAM 12631 = NBRC 15687 = JCM 2802 = NCCB 78015 = NCIMB 9399 = VKM B-2064.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB175632.
Basonym: ¤ Protomonas extorquens (ex Bassalik 1913) Urakami and Komagata 1984.
Other synonyms: "Bacillus extorquens" Bassalik 1913, "Vibrio extorquens" (Bassalik 1913) Bhat and Barker 1948, "Pseudomonas extorquens" (Bassalik 1913) Krasil'nikov 1949, "Flavobacterium extorquens" (Bassalik 1913) Bassalik et al. 1960.
Etymology: L. part. adj. extorquens, twisting out.
Reference: KATO (Y.), ASAHARA (M.), GOTO (K.), KASAI (H.) and YOKOTA (A.): Methylobacterium persicinum sp. nov., Methylobacterium komagatae sp. nov., Methylobacterium brachiatum sp. nov., Methylobacterium tardum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium gregans sp. nov., isolated from freshwater. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1134-1141.
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Methylobacterium fujisawaense Green et al. 1988, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 0-31 of Kouno and Ozaki = ATCC 43884 = CIP 103775 = DSM 5686 = IFO (now NBRC) 15843 = JCM 10890 = NCIB (now NCIMB) 12417.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ250801.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. fujisawaense, pertaining to the Fujisawa region of Japan.
Reference: GREEN (P.N.), BOUSFIELD (I.J.) and HOOD (D.): Three new Methylobacterium species: M. rhodesianum sp. nov., M. zatmanii sp. nov., and M. fujisawaense sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 124-127.
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Methylobacterium gnaphalii Tani et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 23e = DSM 24027 = NBRC 107716.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB627071.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. gnaphalii, of a cudweed Gnaphalium spicatum, referring to the leaves from which the type strain was isolated.
Reference: TANI (A.), SAHIN (N.) and KIMBARA (K.): Methylobacterium gnaphalii sp. nov., isolated from leaves of Gnaphalium spicatum. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 2602-2607.
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Methylobacterium goesingense Idris et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain iEII3 = CCUG 56109 = DSM 21331.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY364020.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. goesingense, of or belonging to Goesing, Austria, the source of the type strain.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 148. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 2549-2554. [IDRIS (R.), KUFFNER (M.), BODROSSY (L.), PUSCHENREITER (M.), MONCHY (S.), WENZEL (W.W.) and SESSITSCH (A.): Characterization of Ni-tolerant methylobacteria associated with the hyperaccumulating plant Thlaspi goesingense and description of Methylobacterium goesingense sp. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 2006, 29, 634-644.]
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Note: The culture collection accession numbers DSM 21331 and CCUG 56109 have been provided at the time of request for valid publication of the name.
Reference: ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 148 (footnote ***). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 2549-2554.
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Methylobacterium gossipiicola Madhaiyan et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Gh-105 = CCM 7572 = NRRL B-51692.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EU912445.
Etymology: N.L. n. Gossipium, a scientific botanical genus name; L. suff. -cola, inhabitant, dweller; N.L. n. gossipiicola, Gossipium dweller, referring to the isolation of the type strain from the cotton phyllosphere.
Reference: MADHAIYAN (M.), POONGUZHALI (S.), SENTHILKUMAR (M.), LEE (J.S.) and LEE (K.C.): Methylobacterium gossipiicola sp. nov., a pink-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic bacterium isolated from the cotton phyllosphere. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 162-167.
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Methylobacterium gregans Kato et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 002-074 = DSM 19564 = NBRC 103626 = NCIMB 14376.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB252200.
Etymology: L. part. adj. gregans, collecting into a flock or herd, referring to the floc formation in static media.
Reference: KATO (Y.), ASAHARA (M.), GOTO (K.), KASAI (H.) and YOKOTA (A.): Methylobacterium persicinum sp. nov., Methylobacterium komagatae sp. nov., Methylobacterium brachiatum sp. nov., Methylobacterium tardum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium gregans sp. nov., isolated from freshwater. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1134-1141.
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Methylobacterium haplocladii Tani and Sahin 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 87e=DSM 24195=NBRC 107714.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: AB698691.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. haplocladii, of the epilithic moss Haplocladium microphyllum, referring to the plant from which the type strain was isolated.
Source: Plant.
Reference: TANI, A. and SAHIN, N. 2013. Methylobacterium haplocladii sp. nov. and Methylobacterium brachythecii sp. nov., isolated from bryophytes. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63, 3287-3292.
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Methylobacterium hispanicum Gallego et al. 2005, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain GP34 = CCM 7219 = CECT 5997 = CIP 108332 = DSM 16372.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ635304.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. hispanicum, of or belonging to Spain.
Reference: GALLEGO (V.), GARCIA (M.T.) and VENTOSA (A.): Methylobacterium hispanicum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium aquaticum sp. nov., isolated from drinking water. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 281-287.
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Methylobacterium iners Weon et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 5317S-33 = DSM 19015 = JCM 16407 = KACC 11765.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EF174497.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. iners, inactive, lazy.
Reference: WEON (H.Y.), KIM (B.Y.), JOA (J.H.), SON (J.A.), SONG (M.H.), KWON (S.W.), GO (S.J.) and YOON (S.H.): Methylobacterium iners sp. nov. and Methylobacterium aerolatum sp. nov., isolated from air samples in Korea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 93-96.
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Methylobacterium isbiliense Gallego et al. 2005, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain AR24 = CCM 7304 = CECT 7068.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ888239.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. isbiliense, from Isbilia, the old name for the city of Sevilla, Spain, from where the bacterium was isolated.
Reference: GALLEGO (V.), GARCÍA (M.T.) and VENTOSA (A.): Methylobacterium isbiliense sp. nov., isolated from the drinking water system of Sevilla, Spain. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 2333-2337.
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Methylobacterium jeotgali Aslam et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain S2R03-9 = KCTC 12671 = LMG 23639.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ471331.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. jeotgali, of jeotgal, a traditional Korean fermented seafood, from which the type strain was isolated.
Reference: ASLAM (Z.), LEE (C.S.), KIM (K.H.), IM (W.T.), TEN (L.N.) and LEE (S.T.): Methylobacterium jeotgali sp. nov., a non-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic bacterium isolated from jeotgal, a traditional Korean fermented seafood. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 566-571.
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Methylobacterium komagatae Kato et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 002-079 = DSM 19563 = NBRC 103627 = NCIMB 14377.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB252201.
Etymology: N.L. masc. gen. n. komagatae, named after Dr Kazuo Komagata, in honour of his significant contributions to the study of facultatively methylotrophic bacteria.
Reference: KATO (Y.), ASAHARA (M.), GOTO (K.), KASAI (H.) and YOKOTA (A.): Methylobacterium persicinum sp. nov., Methylobacterium komagatae sp. nov., Methylobacterium brachiatum sp. nov., Methylobacterium tardum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium gregans sp. nov., isolated from freshwater. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1134-1141.
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Methylobacterium longum Knief et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 440 = CECT 7806 = DSM 23933.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FN868949.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. longum, long; because of the formation of long rods.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 145. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1017-1019. [KNIEF (C.), DENGLER (V.), BODELIER (P.L.E.) and VORHOLT (J.A.): Characterization of Methylobacterium strains isolated from the phyllosphere and description of Methylobacterium longum sp. nov. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 2012, 101, 169-183.]
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Methylobacterium lusitanum Doronina et al. 2002, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain RXM = DSM 14457 = NCIMB 13779 = VKM B-2239.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB175635.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. lusitanum, of Lusitania, the Latin name of Portugal.
Reference: DORONINA (N.V.), TROTSENKO (Y.A.), KUZNETSOV (B.B.), TOUROVA (T.P.) and SALKINOJA-SALONEN (M.S.): Methylobacterium suomiense sp. nov. and Methylobacterium lusitanum sp. nov., aerobic, pink-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic bacteria. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 773-776.
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Note: According to Kato et al. 2005, Methylobacterium lusitanum Doronina et al. 2002 is a later heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methylobacterium rhodesianum Green et al. 1988.
References: List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion no. 4. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1463. [KATO (Y.), ASAHARA (M.), ARAI (D.), GOTO (K.) and YOKOTA (A.): Reclassification of Methylobacterium chloromethanicum and Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum as later subjective synonyms of Methylobacterium extorquens and of Methylobacterium lusitanum as a later subjective synonym of Methylobacterium rhodesianum. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 2005, 51, 287-299.]
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Methylobacterium marchantiae Schauer et al. 2011, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain JT1 = CCUG 56108 = DSM 21328.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FJ157976.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. marchantiae, of Marchantia, referring to the isolation of the type strain from a free-living thallus of the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha L.
Reference: SCHAUER (S.), KÄMPFER (P.), WELLNER (S.), SPRÖER (C.) and KUTSCHERA (U.): Methylobacterium marchantiae sp. nov., a pink-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic bacterium isolated from the thallus of a liverwort. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61, 870-876.
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Methylobacterium mesophilicum (Austin and Goodfellow 1979) Green and Bousfield 1983, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain A47 = ATCC 29983 = CCUG 16482 = CIP 101129 = DSM 1708 = ICPB 4095 = IFO (now NBRC) 15688 = JCM 2829 = LMG 5275 = NCIB (now NCIMB) 11561 = NRRL B-14246.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB175636.
Basonym: ¤ Pseudomonas mesophilica Austin and Goodfellow 1979 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: Gr. adj. mesos, middle; Gr. adj. philikos -ê -on, friendly; N.L. neut. adj. mesophilicum, friendly to the middle, because of its preference for moderate temperatures.
Reference: GREEN (P.N.) and BOUSFIELD (I.J.): Emendation of Methylobacterium Patt, Cole, and Hanson 1976; Methylobacterium rhodinum (Heumann 1962) comb. nov. corrig.; Methylobacterium radiotolerans (Ito and Iizuka 1971) comb. nov., corrig.; and Methylobacterium mesophilicum (Austin and Goodfellow 1979) comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 875-877.
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Methylobacterium nodulans Jourand et al. 2004, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain CNCM I 2342 = LMG 21967 = ORS 2060.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF220763.
Etymology: N.L. part. adj. nodulans, nodulating, expressing the original feature of strains to induce nitrogen-fixing nodules on roots of legume plants.
Reference: JOURAND (P.), GIRAUD (E.), BÉNA (G.), SY (A.), WILLEMS (A.), GILLIS (M.), DREYFUS (B.) and DE LAJUDIE (P.): Methylobacterium nodulans sp. nov., for a group of aerobic, facultatively methylotrophic, legume root-nodule-forming and nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 2269-2273.
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Note: CNCM is solely set up to deal with deposits on a confidential basis (i.e. patent deposits under the Budapest Treaty). Strain CNCM I 2342 is probably a patent deposit.

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Methylobacterium organophilum Patt et al. 1976, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 27886 = CIP 101049 = DSM 760 = HAMBI 2263 = IFO (now NBRC) 15689 = JCM 2833 = LMG 6083 = NCCB 78041 = VKM B-2066.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB175638.
Etymology: N.L. pref. organo- (from Gr. adj. organikos, of or pertaining to an organ), pertaining to organic chemical compounds; N.L. adj. philus -a -um (from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on), friend, loving; N.L. neut. adj. organophilum, intended to mean preferring complex carbon sources.
References: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition). [PATT (T.E.), COLE (G.C.) and HANSON (R.S.): Methylobacterium, a new genus of facultatively methylotrophic bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1976, 26, 226-229.]

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Methylobacterium oryzae Madhaiyan et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain CBMB20 = DSM 18207 = JCM 16405 = KACC 11585 = LMG 23582.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY683045.
Etymology: L. gen. n. oryzae, of rice, from which the type strain was isolated.
Reference: MADHAIYAN (M.), KIM (B.Y.), POONGUZHALI (S.), KWON (S.W.), SONG (M.H.), RYU (J.H.), GO (S.J.), KOO (B.S.) and SA (T.M.): Methylobacterium oryzae sp. nov., an aerobic, pink-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate deaminase-producing bacterium isolated from rice. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 326-331.
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Methylobacterium oxalidis Tani et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 35a = DSM 24028 = NBRC 107715.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB607860.
Etymology: L. n. oxalis -idis, a sorrel, and also a scientific generic name (Oxalis); L. gen. n. oxalidis, of a sorrel Oxalis corniculata, referring to the leaves from which the type strain was isolated.
Reference: TANI (A.), SAHIN (N.) and KIMBARA (K.): Methylobacterium oxalidis sp. nov., isolated from leaves of Oxalis corniculata. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1647-1652.
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Methylobacterium persicinum Kato et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain 002-165 = DSM 19562 = NBRC 103628 = NCIMB 14378.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB252202.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. persicinum, peach-coloured, because of its pink colour.
Reference: KATO (Y.), ASAHARA (M.), GOTO (K.), KASAI (H.) and YOKOTA (A.): Methylobacterium persicinum sp. nov., Methylobacterium komagatae sp. nov., Methylobacterium brachiatum sp. nov., Methylobacterium tardum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium gregans sp. nov., isolated from freshwater. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1134-1141.
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Methylobacterium phyllosphaerae Madhaiyan et al. 2009, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain CBMB27 = DSM 19779 = JCM 16408 = KACC 11716 = LMG 24361.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EF126746.
Etymology: N.L. n. phyllosphaera, phyllosphere; N.L. gen. n. phyllosphaerae, of the phyllosphere.
Reference: MADHAIYAN (M.), POONGUZHALI (S.), KWON (S.W.) and SA (T.M.): Methylobacterium phyllosphaerae sp. nov., a pink-pigmented, facultative methylotroph from the phyllosphere of rice. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 22-27.
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Methylobacterium phyllostachyos Madhaiyan and Poonguzhali 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BL47=NBRC 105206=ICMP 17619.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: EU912444.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: -.
Etymology: N.L. n. Phyllostachys, a botanical genus name; N.L. gen. n. phyllostachyos, of Phyllostachys, referring to the isolation of the type strain from Phyllostachys aureosulcata.
Source: Plant.
Valid publication: MADHAIYAN, M. and POONGUZHALI, S. 2014. Methylobacterium pseudosasicola sp. nov. and Methylobacterium phyllostachyos sp. nov., isolated from bamboo leaf surfaces. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 2376-2384.
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Methylobacterium platani Kang et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain PMB02 = JCM 14648 = KCTC 12901.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EF426729.
Etymology: L. gen. n. platani, plane-tree, of Platanus orientalis, referring to the tree species from which the micro-organism was isolated.
Reference: KANG (Y.S.), KIM (J.), SHIN (H.D.), NAM (Y.D.), BAE (J.W.), JEON (C.O.) and PARK (W.): Methylobacterium platani sp. nov., isolated from a leaf of the tree Platanus orientalis. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 2849-2853.
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Methylobacterium podarium Anesti et al. 2006, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain FM4 = ATCC BAA-547 = DSM 15083.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF514774.
Etymology: Gr. n. pos podos, the foot; L. suff. -arius -a -um, adjectival suffix used with the sense of belonging to; N.L. neut. adj. podarium, belonging to the foot, isolated of the normal foot microflora of healthy individuals.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 111. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 2025-2027. [ANESTI (V.), VOHRA (J.), GOONETILLEKA (S.), McDONALD (I.R.), STRÄUBLER (B.), STACKEBRANDT (E.), KELLY (D.P.) and WOOD (A.P.): Molecular detection and isolation of facultatively methylotrophic bacteria, including Methylobacterium podarium sp. nov., from the human foot microflora. Environ. Microbiol., 2004, 6, 820-830.]
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Methylobacterium populi Van Aken et al. 2004, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain BJ001 = ATCC BAA-705 = NCIMB 13946.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP001029 (complete genome).
Etymology: L. gen. fem. n. populi, of poplar.
Reference: VAN AKEN (B.), PERES (C.M.), LAFFERTY DOTY (S.), YOON (J.M.) and SCHNOOR (J.L.): Methylobacterium populi sp. nov., a novel aerobic, pink-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic, methane-utilizing bacterium isolated from poplar trees (Populus deltoides x nigra DN34). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 1191-1196.
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Methylobacterium pseudosasicola Madhaiyan and Poonguzhali 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) BL36=NBRC 105203=ICMP 17621.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: EU912439.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: -.
Etymology: N.L. n. Pseudosasa, a botanical genus name; L. suff. -cola, inhabitant, dweller, N.L. n. pseudosasicola, an inhabitant of Pseudosasa, referring to the isolation of the type strain from Pseudosasa japonica.
Source: Plant.
Valid publication: MADHAIYAN, M. and POONGUZHALI, S. 2014. Methylobacterium pseudosasicola sp. nov. and Methylobacterium phyllostachyos sp. nov., isolated from bamboo leaf surfaces. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 2376-2384.
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Methylobacterium radiotolerans corrig. (Ito and Iizuka 1971) Green and Bousfield 1983, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 27329 = CIP 101128 = DSM 1819 = IFO (now NBRC) 15690 = JCM 2831 = LMG 2269 = NCIB (now NCIMB) 10815 = VKM B-2144.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D32227, CP001001 (complete genome).
Basonym: ¤ Pseudomonas radiora Ito and Iizuka 1971 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. pref. radio- (from L. n. radius, a beam, ray), pertaining to radiation; L. part. adj. tolerans, tolerating; N.L. part. adj. radiotolerans, tolerating radiation.
Reference: GREEN (P.N.) and BOUSFIELD (I.J.): Emendation of Methylobacterium Patt, Cole, and Hanson 1976; Methylobacterium rhodinum (Heumann 1962) comb. nov. corrig.; Methylobacterium radiotolerans (Ito and Iizuka 1971) comb. nov., corrig.; and Methylobacterium mesophilicum (Austin and Goodfellow 1979) comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 875-877.
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Note: In 1983, Green and Bousfield corrected the specific epithet, radiora (sic), whose etymology is uncertain.

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Methylobacterium rhodesianum Green et al. 1988, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Pseudomonas strain 1 of Rock et al. = ATCC 43882 = CIP 103771 = DSM 5687 = IFO (now NBRC) 15844 = JCM 10891 = NCIB (now NCIMB) 12249 = VKM B-2142.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB175642.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. rhodesianum, named after the British taxonomist Muriel Rhodes-Roberts.
Reference: GREEN (P.N.), BOUSFIELD (I.J.) and HOOD (D.): Three new Methylobacterium species: M. rhodesianum sp. nov., M. zatmanii sp. nov., and M. fujisawaense sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 124-127.
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Note: According to Kato et al. 2005, Methylobacterium rhodesianum Green et al. 1988 is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Methylobacterium lusitanum Doronina et al. 2002.
References: List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion no. 4. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1463. [KATO (Y.), ASAHARA (M.), ARAI (D.), GOTO (K.) and YOKOTA (A.): Reclassification of Methylobacterium chloromethanicum and Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum as later subjective synonyms of Methylobacterium extorquens and of Methylobacterium lusitanum as a later subjective synonym of Methylobacterium rhodesianum. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 2005, 51, 287-299.]
List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion no. 4 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Methylobacterium rhodesianum Green et al. 1988 emend. Kato et al. 2008.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Pseudomonas strain 1 of Rock et al. = ATCC 43882 = CIP 103771 = DSM 5687 = NBRC 15844 = JCM 10891 = NCIMB 12249 = VKM B-2142.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB175642.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. rhodesianum, named after the British taxonomist Muriel Rhodes-Roberts.
Reference: KATO (Y.), ASAHARA (M.), GOTO (K.), KASAI (H.) and YOKOTA (A.): Methylobacterium persicinum sp. nov., Methylobacterium komagatae sp. nov., Methylobacterium brachiatum sp. nov., Methylobacterium tardum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium gregans sp. nov., isolated from freshwater. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1134-1141.
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Methylobacterium rhodinum corrig. (Heumann 1962) Green and Bousfield 1983, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ATCC 14821 = CIP 101127 = DSM 2163 = IFO (now NBRC) 15691 = JCM 2811 = LMG 2275 = NCIB (now NCIMB) 9421 = VKM B-2065.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB175644.
Basonym: ¤ Pseudomonas rhodos Heumann 1962 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. rhodinum (from Gr. neut. adj. rhodinon, pink), rosy, because of its pink color.
Reference: GREEN (P.N.) and BOUSFIELD (I.J.): Emendation of Methylobacterium Patt, Cole, and Hanson 1976; Methylobacterium rhodinum (Heumann 1962) comb. nov. corrig.; Methylobacterium radiotolerans (Ito and Iizuka 1971) comb. nov., corrig.; and Methylobacterium mesophilicum (Austin and Goodfellow 1979) comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 875-877.
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Note: In 1983, Green and Bousfield corrected the specific epithet, rhodos (sic) to rhodinum.

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Methylobacterium salsuginis Wang et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain MR = CGMCC 1.6474 = NCCB 100140.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EF015478.
Etymology: L. gen. n. salsuginis, of brine, seawater.
Reference: WANG (X.), SAHR (F.), XUE (T.) and SUN (B.): Methylobacterium salsuginis sp. nov., isolated from seawater. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 1699-1703.
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Methylobacterium soli Cao et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain YIM 48816 = CCTCC AA 208027 = KCTC 22810.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EU860984.
Etymology: L. gen. n. soli, of soil, the source of the organism.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 149. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 1-5. [CAO (Y.R.), WANG (Q.), JIN (R.X.), TANG (S.K.), JIANG (Y.), HE (W.X.), LAI (H.X.), XU (L.H.) and JIANG (C.L.): Methylobacterium soli sp. nov. a methanol-utilizing bacterium isolated from the forest soil. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 2011, 99, 629-634.]
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Methylobacterium suomiense Doronina et al. 2002, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain F20 = DSM 14458 = NCIMB 13778 = VKM B-2238.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB175645.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. suomiense, pertaining to Suomi, the Finnish word for Finland.
Reference: DORONINA (N.V.), TROTSENKO (Y.A.), KUZNETSOV (B.B.), TOUROVA (T.P.) and SALKINOJA-SALONEN (M.S.): Methylobacterium suomiense sp. nov. and Methylobacterium lusitanum sp. nov., aerobic, pink-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic bacteria. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 773-776.
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Methylobacterium tardum Kato et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain RB677 = DSM 19566 = NBRC 103632 = NCIMB 14380.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB252208.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. tardum, slow, referring to the slow growth of the organism.
Reference: KATO (Y.), ASAHARA (M.), GOTO (K.), KASAI (H.) and YOKOTA (A.): Methylobacterium persicinum sp. nov., Methylobacterium komagatae sp. nov., Methylobacterium brachiatum sp. nov., Methylobacterium tardum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium gregans sp. nov., isolated from freshwater. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1134-1141.
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Methylobacterium tarhaniae Veyisoglu et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) N4211=KCTC 23615=DSM 25844.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: JQ864432.
Etymology: N.L. fem. gen. n. tarhaniae of Tarhan, named in honour of Leman Tarhan for her contributions to microbial biotechnology.
Source: Environmental - soil.
Reference: VEYISOGLU, A., CAMAS, M., TATAR, D., GUVEN, K., SAZAK, A. and SAHIN, N. 2013. Methylobacterium tarhaniae sp. nov., isolated from arid soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63, 2823-2828.
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Methylobacterium thiocyanatum Wood et al. 1999, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain ALL/SCN-P = ATCC 700647 = DSM 11490 = JCM 10893 = VKM B-2197.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: U58018.
Etymology: N.L. n. thiocyanas -atis, thiocyanate; L. neut. suff. -atum, suffix denoting provided with; N.L. neut. adj. thiocyanatum, intended to mean using thiocyanate.
References: VALIDATION LIST no. 69. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 341-342. [WOOD (A.P.), KELLY (D.P.), McDONALD (I.R.), JORDAN (S.L.), MORGAN (T.D.), KHAN (S.), MURRELL (J.C.) and BORODINA (E.): A novel pink-pigmented facultative methylotroph, Methylobacterium thiocyanatum sp. nov., capable of growth on thiocyanate or cyanate as sole nitrogen sources. Arch. Microbiol., 1998, 169, 148-158.]
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Methylobacterium thuringiense Wellner et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) C34=LMG 25777=CCM 7787.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: FR847847.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. thuringiense, referring to Thuringia, the Latin name of the region Thüringen in Germany from where the type strain was isolated.
Source: Plant.
Reference: WELLNER, S., LODDERS, N., GLAESER, S. P. and KÄMPFER, P. 2013. Methylobacterium trifolii sp. nov. and Methylobacterium thuringiense sp. nov., methanol-utilizing, pink-pigmented bacteria isolated from leaf surfaces. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63, 2690-2699.
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Methylobacterium trifolii Wellner et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) TA73=LMG 25778=CCM 7786.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: FR847848.
Etymology: L. n. trifolium, three-leaved grass, trefoil and also a scientific genus name (Trifolium); L. gen. n. trifolii of trefoil, isolated from Trifolium repens.
Source: Plant.
Reference: WELLNER, S., LODDERS, N., GLAESER, S. P. and KÄMPFER, P. 2013. Methylobacterium trifolii sp. nov. and Methylobacterium thuringiense sp. nov., methanol-utilizing, pink-pigmented bacteria isolated from leaf surfaces. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63, 2690-2699.
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Methylobacterium variabile Gallego et al. 2005, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain GR3 = CCM 7281 = CECT 7045 = DSM 16961.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ851087.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. variabile, variable.
Reference: GALLEGO (V.), GARCÍA (M.T.) and VENTOSA (A.): Methylobacterium variabile sp. nov., a methylotrophic bacterium isolated from an aquatic environment. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 1429-1433.
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Methylobacterium zatmanii Green et al. 1988, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain Pseudomonas strain 135 of Rock et al. = ATCC 43883 = CCUG 36916 = CIP 103774 = DSM 5688 = IFO (now NBRC) 15845 = JCM 10892 = LMG 6087 = NCIB (now NCIMB) 12243 = VKM B-2161.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB175647.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. zatmanii, of Zatman, named after the British biochemist L.J. Zatman.
Reference: GREEN (P.N.), BOUSFIELD (I.J.) and HOOD (D.): Three new Methylobacterium species: M. rhodesianum sp. nov., M. zatmanii sp. nov., and M. fujisawaense sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 124-127.
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