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Genus Methylomonas

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: 8
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).


 

Methylomonas (ex Leadbetter 1974) Whittenbury and Krieg 1984, gen. nov., nom. rev.
Type species: ¤ Methylomonas methanica (ex Söhngen 1906) Whittenbury and Krieg 1984.
Synonym: "Methylomonas" Leadbetter 1974.
Other synonym: "Methamonas" Orla-Jensen 1909.
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. n. monas, monad, unit; N.L. fem. n. Methylomonas, methyl monad or methyl unit.
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

Methylomonas (ex Leadbetter 1974) Whittenbury 1984 emend. Bowman et al. 1993.
Type species: ¤ Methylomonas methanica (ex Söhngen 1906) Whittenbury and Krieg 1984.
Synonym: "Methylomonas" Leadbetter 1974.
Other synonym: "Methamonas" Orla-Jensen 1909.
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. n. monas, monad, unit; N.L. fem. n. Methylomonas, methyl monad or methyl unit.
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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Methylomonas aurantiaca Bowman et al. 1990, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JB103 = UQM 3406.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X72776.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. aurantiaca, orange-colored.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 35. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 470-471.
Effective publication: BOWMAN (J.P.), SLY (L.I.), COX (J.M.) and HAYWARD (A.C.): Methylomonas fodinarum sp. nov. and Methylomonas aurantiaca sp. nov.: two closely related type I obligate methanogens. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1990, 13, 279-286.
Validation List no. 35 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methylomonas fodinarum Bowman et al. 1990, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) LD2 = UQM 3268.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X72778.
Etymology: L. gen. pl. n. fodinarum, of mines, of coal mines.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 35. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1990, 40, 470-471.
Effective publication: BOWMAN (J.P.), SLY (L.I.), COX (J.M.) and HAYWARD (A.C.): Methylomonas fodinarum sp. nov. and Methylomonas aurantiaca sp. nov.: two closely related type I obligate methanogens. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1990, 13, 279-286.
Validation List no. 35 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methylomonas koyamae Ogiso et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Fw12E-Y = JCM 16701 = NBRC 105905 = NCIMB 14606.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB538964.
Etymology: N.L. masc. gen. n. koyamae, named after Japanese biogeochemist Tadashiro Koyama, in honour of his seminal research on gas metabolism in paddy soils and lake sediments, especially atmospheric methane production.
Valid publication: OGISO (T.), UENO (C.), DIANOU (D.), HUY (T.V.), KATAYAMA (A.), KIMURA (M.) and ASAKAWA (S.): Methylomonas koyamae sp. nov., a type I methane-oxidizing bacterium from floodwater of a rice paddy field. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1832-1837.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylomonas lenta Hoefman et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) R-45377=LMG 26260=JCM 19378.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: FR798962.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: N/A.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. lenta, slow, referring to the slow growth of the organism.
Source: Environmental.
Valid publication: HOEFMAN, S., HEYLEN, K. and DE VOS, P. 2014. Methylomonas lenta sp. nov., a methanotroph isolated from manure and a denitrification tank. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 1210-1217.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylomonas methanica (ex Söhngen 1906) Whittenbury and Krieg 1984, sp. nov., nom. rev. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 35067= NCIB (now NCIMB) 11130 = UNIQEM 8 = VKM B-2110.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF304196.
Synonyms: "Bacillus methanicus" Söhngen 1906, "Methamonas methanica" (Söhngen 1906) Orla-Jensen 1909, "Pseudomonas methanica" (Söhngen 1906) Krasil'nikov 1949, "Pseudomonas methanica" (Söhngen 1906) sensu Dworkin and Foster 1956, not "Pseudomonas methanica" sensu Harrington and Kallio 1960, "Methylomonas methanica" (Söhngen 1906) Leadbetter 1974.
Etymology: N.L. n. methanum, methane; L. fem. suff. -ica, suffix used with the sense of pertaining to; N.L. fem. adj. methanica, related to or associated with methane.
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

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Methylomonas paludis Danilova et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MG30 = DSM 24973 = VKM B-2745.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: HE801216.
Etymology: L. gen. n. paludis, of a swamp, of a marsh, of a bog.
Valid publication: DANILOVA (O.V.), KULICHEVSKAYA (I.S.), ROZOVA (O.N.), DETKOVA (E.N.), BODELIER (P.L.E.), TROTSENKO (Y.A.) and DEDYSH (S.N.): Methylomonas paludis sp. nov., the first acid-tolerant member of the genus Methylomonas, from an acidic wetland. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 2282-2289.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylomonas pelagica Sieburth et al. 1988, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) AA-23 = ACM 3505 = NCIMB 2265.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X72775.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. pelagica, of or belonging to the sea.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 24. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 136-137.
Effective publication: SIEBURTH (J.M.), JOHNSON (P.W.), EBERHARDT (M.A.), SIERACKI (M.E.), LIDSTROM (M.) and LAUX (D.): The first methane-oxiding bacterium from the upper mixing layer of the deep ocean: Methylomonas pelagica sp. nov. Curr. Microbiol., 1987, 14, 285-293.
Validation List no. 24 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

¤ Methylobacter pelagicus (Sieburth et al. 1988) Bowman et al. 1993, comb. nov.

¤ Methylomicrobium pelagicum (Sieburth et al. 1988) Bowman et al. 1995, comb. nov.

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Methylomonas scandinavica Kalyuzhnaya et al. 2000, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SR5.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ131369.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. scandinavica, pertaining to Scandinavia (isolated from groundwater of the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory tunnel, southeastern Sweden).
Valid publication: Validation List no. 74. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 949-950.
Effective publication: KALYUZHNAYA (M.G.), KHMELENINA (V.N.), KOTELNIKOVA (S.), HOLMQUIST (L.), PEDERSEN (K.) and TROTSENKO (Y.A.): Methylomonas scandinavica sp. nov., a new methanotrophic psychrotrophic bacterium isolated from deep igneous rock ground water of Sweden. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1999, 22, 565-572.
Validation List no. 74 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: The strain VKM B-2140, cited in the Validation List no. 74, does not appear in the VKM catalogue.

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