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Family Methylococcaceae

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).

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).


 

Methylococcaceae Whittenbury and Krieg 1984, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Methylococcus Foster and Davis 1966 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Methylococcus, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methylococcaceae, the Methylococcus family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 15. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 355-357.
Effective publication: WHITTENBURY (R.) and KRIEG (N.R.): Family Methylococcaceae. In: N.R. KRIEG and J.G. HOLT (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, first edition, vol. 1, The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore, 1984, pp. 256-261.
Validation List no. 15 in IJSEM Online

Methylococcaceae Whittenbury and Krieg 1984 emend. Bowman et al. 1993.
Type genus: ¤ Methylococcus Foster and Davis 1966 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Methylococcus, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methylococcaceae, the Methylococcus family.
Reference: 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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