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Order Methylococcales

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).


Methylococcales Bowman 2005, ord. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Methylococcus Foster and Davis 1966 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. masc. n. Methylococcus, type genus of the order; suff. -ales, ending to denote order; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methylococcales, the Methylococcus order.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 106. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 2235-2238.
Effective publication: BOWMAN (J.P.): Order VII. Methylococcales ord. nov. In: D.J. BRENNER, N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY and G. M. GARRITY (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, pp. 248-252.
Validation List no. 106 in IJSEM Online