Genus Methylocapsa

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Number of species cited in this file: 2
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

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

 

Methylocapsa Dedysh et al. 2002, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methylocapsa acidiphila Dedysh et al. 2002.
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; L. fem. capsa, a box; here intended to mean a cover or capsule; N.L. fem. n. Methylocapsa, methyl-using cell covered by a capsule.
Reference: DEDYSH (S.N.), KHMELENINA (V.N.), SUZINA (N.E.), TROTSENKO (Y.A.), SEMRAU (J.D.), LIESACK (W.) and TIEDJE (J.M.): Methylocapsa acidiphila gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel methane-oxidizing and dinitrogen-fixing acidophilic bacterium from Sphagnum bog. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 251-261.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Methylocapsa Dedysh et al. 2002 emend. Dunfield et al. 2010.
Type species: ¤ Methylocapsa acidiphila Dedysh et al. 2002.
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; L. fem. capsa, a box; here intended to mean a cover or capsule; N.L. fem. n. Methylocapsa, methyl-using cell covered by a capsule.
Reference: DUNFIELD (P.F.), BELOVA (S.E.), VOROB'EV (A.V.), CORNISH (S.L.) and DEDYSH (S.N.): Methylocapsa aurea sp. nov., a facultative methanotroph possessing a particulate methane monooxygenase, and emended description of the genus Methylocapsa. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 2659-2664.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylocapsa acidiphila Dedysh et al. 2002, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain B2 = DSM 13967 = NCIMB 13765.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ278726.
Etymology: N.L. neut. n. acidum (from L. adj. acidus -a -um, sour), an acid; N.L. fem. adj. phila (from Gr. fem. adj. philê), friend, loving; N.L. fem. adj. acidophila, acid-loving.
Reference: DEDYSH (S.N.), KHMELENINA (V.N.), SUZINA (N.E.), TROTSENKO (Y.A.), SEMRAU (J.D.), LIESACK (W.) and TIEDJE (J.M.): Methylocapsa acidiphila gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel methane-oxidizing and dinitrogen-fixing acidophilic bacterium from Sphagnum bog. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 251-261.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylocapsa aurea Dunfield et al. 2010, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) strain KYG = DSM 22158 = VKM B-2544.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FN433469.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. aurea, golden, referring to the colony colour.
Reference: DUNFIELD (P.F.), BELOVA (S.E.), VOROB'EV (A.V.), CORNISH (S.L.) and DEDYSH (S.N.): Methylocapsa aurea sp. nov., a facultative methanotroph possessing a particulate methane monooxygenase, and emended description of the genus Methylocapsa. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 2659-2664.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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