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Genus Methylophaga

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: 10
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).


 

Methylophaga Janvier et al. 1985, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methylophaga marina Janvier et al. 1985.
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 radical; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to the methyl radical; Gr. v. phagein, to eat, to devour; N.L. fem. n. Methylophaga, methyl eating.
Valid publication: JANVIER (M.), FREHEL (C.), GRIMONT (F.) and GASSER (F.): Methylophaga marina gen. nov., sp. nov. and Methylophaga thalassica sp. nov., marine methylotrophs. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1985, 35, 131-139.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Methylophaga Janvier et al. 1985 emend. Boden 2012.
Type species: ¤ Methylophaga marina Janvier et al. 1985.
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 radical; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to the methyl radical; Gr. v. phagein, to eat, to devour; N.L. fem. n. Methylophaga, methyl eating.
Reference: BODEN (R.): Emended description of the genus Methylophaga Janvier et al. 1985. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1644-1646.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylophaga alcalica Doronina et al. 2003, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) M39 = ATCC BAA-297 = DSM 14953 = VKM B-2251.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF384373.
Etymology: N.L. n. alcali (from Arabic n. al qaliy), soda ash; N.L. fem. adj. alcalica, from alkaline media.
Valid publication: DORONINA (N.V.), DARMAEVA (T.D.) and TROTSENKO (Y.A.): Methylophaga alcalica sp. nov., a novel alkaliphilic and moderately halophilic, obligately methylotrophic bacterium from an East Mongolian saline soda lake. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2003, 53, 223-229.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylophaga aminisulfidivorans Kim et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MP = JCM 14647 = KCTC 12909 = VKM B-2441.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ463161.
Etymology: N.L. n. aminum, the amine group; N.L. n. sulfidum, sulfide; L. v. voro, to devour; N.L. part. adj. aminisulfidivorans, amine-sulfide-devouring, amine-sulfide-utilizing.
Valid publication: KIM (H.G.), DORONINA (N.V.), TROTSENKO (Y.A.) and KIM (S.W.): Methylophaga aminisulfidivorans sp. nov., a restricted facultatively methylotrophic marine bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 2096-2101.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylophaga frappieri Villeneuve et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JAM7 = ATCC BAA-2434 = DSM 25690.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP003380 (complete genome).
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. frappieri, of Frappier, in honour of Armand Frappier, a renowned Canadian microbiologist.
Valid publication: VILLENEUVE (C.), MARTINEAU (C.), MAUFFREY (F.) and VILLEMUR (R.): Methylophaga nitratireducenticrescens sp. nov. and Methylophaga frappieri sp. nov., isolated from the biofilm of the methanol-fed denitrification system treating the seawater at the Montreal Biodome. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 2216-2222.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylophaga lonarensis Antony et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MPL = MCC 1002 = VKM B-2684.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: JF330773.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. lonarensis, of or pertaining to Lonar Lake.
Valid publication: ANTONY (C.P.), DORONINA (N.V.), BODEN (R.), TROTSENKO (Y.A.), SHOUCHE (Y.S.) and MURRELL (J.C.): Methylophaga lonarensis sp. nov., a moderately haloalkaliphilic methylotroph isolated from the soda lake sediments of a meteorite impact crater. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1613-1618.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylophaga marina Janvier et al. 1985, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 222 = ATCC 35842= CIP 104551 = DSM 5689 = JCM 6886 = NBRC 102421 = NCIMB 2244 = VKM B-2056.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X95459.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. marina, marine, of the sea.
Valid publication: JANVIER (M.), FREHEL (C.), GRIMONT (F.) and GASSER (F.): Methylophaga marina gen. nov., sp. nov. and Methylophaga thalassica sp. nov., marine methylotrophs. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1985, 35, 131-139.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylophaga muralis corrig. Doronina et al. 2011, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Kr3 = NCIMB 13993 = VKM B-2303.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY694421.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. muralis, of or belonging to a wall.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 138. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61, 475-476.
Effective publication: DORONINA (N.V.), LEE (T.D.), IVANOVA (E.G.) and TROTSENKO (Y.A.): Methylophaga murata sp. nov.: a haloalkaliphilic aerobic methylotroph from deteriorating marble. Microbiology (Mikrobiologiya), 2005, 74, 440-447.
Validation List no. 138 in IJSEM Online

Note: The original spelling of the specific epithet, murata (sic), has been corrected on validation according to Rule 61.
Reference: ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 138 (footnote §). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61,475-476.
Validation List no. 138 in IJSEM Online

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Methylophaga nitratireducenticrescens Villeneuve et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JAM1 = ATCC BAA-2433 = DSM 25689.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: CP003390 (complete genome).
Etymology: N.L. n. nitras -atis, nitrate; L. part. adj. reducens -entis, converting to a different state; L. part. adj. crescens, growing; N.L. part. adj. nitratireducenticrescens, growing with the reduction of nitrate.
Valid publication: VILLENEUVE (C.), MARTINEAU (C.), MAUFFREY (F.) and VILLEMUR (R.): Methylophaga nitratireducenticrescens sp. nov. and Methylophaga frappieri sp. nov., isolated from the biofilm of the methanol-fed denitrification system treating the seawater at the Montreal Biodome. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 2216-2222.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylophaga sulfidovorans de Zwart et al. 1998, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) RB-1 = CIP 105175 = JCM 21498 = LMD 95.210 = NBRC 102423.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X95461.
Etymology: N.L. n. sulfidum, sulfide; L. part. adj. vorans, eating, devouring; N.L. part. adj. sulfidovorans, sulfide-devouring.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 67. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 1083-1084.
Effective publication: de ZWART (J.M.M.), NELISSE (P.N.) and KUENEN (J.G.): Isolation and characterization of Methylophaga sulfidovorans sp. nov.: an obligately methylotrophic, aerobic, dimethylsulfide oxidizing bacterium from microbial mat. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol., 1996, 20, 261-270.
Validation List no. 67 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Methylophaga thalassica Janvier et al. 1985, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 33146= CIP 104552 = DSM 5690 = JCM 6887 = LMG 4055 = NBRC 102424 = NCIMB 2163 = VKM B-2057.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X95460.
Etymology: Gr. n. thalassa, the sea; L. fem. suff. -ica, suffix used with the sense of pertaining to; N.L. fem. adj. thalassica, pertaining to the sea, of the sea.
Valid publication: JANVIER (M.), FREHEL (C.), GRIMONT (F.) and GASSER (F.): Methylophaga marina gen. nov., sp. nov. and Methylophaga thalassica sp. nov., marine methylotrophs. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1985, 35, 131-139.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylophaga thiooxydans corrig. Boden et al. 2011, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) DMS010 = DSM 22068 = VKM B-2586.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ660915.
Etymology: Gr. n. theion (Latin transliteration thium) sulfur; Gr. adj. oxus (Latin transliteration oxys) sharp, acid; N.L. v. oxydo to make acid, to oxidize; N.L. part. adj. thiooxydans oxidizing sulfur.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 137. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61, 1-3.
Effective publication: BODEN (R.), KELLY (D.P.), MURRELL (J.C.) and SCHÄFER (H.): Oxidation of dimethylsulfide to tetrathionate by Methylophaga thiooxidans sp. nov.: a new link in the sulfur cycle. Environ. Microbiol., 2010, 12, 2688-2699.
Validation List no. 137 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: The original spelling of the specific epithet, thiooxidans (sic), has been corrected on validation according to Rule 61.
Reference: ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 137 (footnote ||). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61,1-3.
Validation List no. 137 in IJSEM Online

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