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Genus Methylohalobius

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: 1
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).


 

Methylohalobius Heyer et al. 2005, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methylohalobius crimeensis Heyer et al. 2005.
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; Gr. n. hals halos, salt; Gr. masc. n. bios, life; N.L. masc. n. Methylohalobius, salt-requiring, methyl-using bacterium.
Valid publication: HEYER (J.), BERGER (U.), HARDT (M.) and DUNFIELD (P.F.): Methylohalobius crimeensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a moderately halophilic, methanotrophic bacterium isolated from hypersaline lakes of Crimea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 1817-1826.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The etymology cited in the paper by Heyer et al. 2005 is the following: N.L. neut. n. methyl, methylis the methyl group; Gr. n. hals halos, salt; Gr. masc. n. bios life; N.L. masc. n. Methylohalobius salt-requiring, methyl-using bacterium. However, with such an etymology the correct name should be Methylihalobius.

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Methylohalobius crimeensis Heyer et al. 2005, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 10Ki = ATCC BAA-967 = DSM 16011.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ581837.
Etymology: N.L. masc. adj. crimeensis, pertaining to Crimea.
Valid publication: HEYER (J.), BERGER (U.), HARDT (M.) and DUNFIELD (P.F.): Methylohalobius crimeensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a moderately halophilic, methanotrophic bacterium isolated from hypersaline lakes of Crimea. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 1817-1826.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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