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Genus Methylosarcina

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: 3
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).


 

Methylosarcina Wise et al. 2001, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methylosarcina fibrata Wise et al. 2001.
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. sarcina, a package, bundle, pack; N.L. fem. n. Methylosarcina, methane-utilizing bundle of cells.
Valid publication: WISE (M.G.), McARTHUR (J.V.) and SHIMKETS (L.J.): Methylosarcina fibrata gen. nov., sp. nov. and Methylosarcina quisquiliarum sp. nov., novel type I methanotrophs. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2001, 51, 611-621.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Methylosarcina Wise et al. 2001 emend. Kalyuzhnaya et al. 2005.
Type species: ¤ Methylosarcina fibrata Wise et al. 2001.
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. sarcina, a package, bundle, pack; N.L. fem. n. Methylosarcina, methane-utilizing bundle of cells.
Reference: KALYUZHNAYA (M.G.), STOLYAR (S.M.), AUMAN (A.J.), LARA (J.C.), LIDSTROM (M.E.) and CHISTOSERDOVA (L.): Methylosarcina lacus sp. nov., a methanotroph from Lake Washington, Seattle, USA, and emended description of the genus Methylosarcina. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 2345-2350.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylosarcina fibrata Wise et al. 2001, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) AML-C10 = ATCC 700909= DSM 13736.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF177296.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. fibrata, fibrous, covered with fibers or fibrils.
Valid publication: WISE (M.G.), McARTHUR (J.V.) and SHIMKETS (L.J.): Methylosarcina fibrata gen. nov., sp. nov. and Methylosarcina quisquiliarum sp. nov., novel type I methanotrophs. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2001, 51, 611-621.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: fibrata is a Latin feminine adjective (fibratus a um) not a Neo Latin feminine adjective as cited in the paper by Wise et al. 2001.

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Methylosarcina lacus Kalyuzhnaya et al. 2005, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) LW14 = ATCC BAA-1047 = JCM 13284.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY007296.
Etymology: L. gen. n. lacus, of a lake.
Valid publication: KALYUZHNAYA (M.G.), STOLYAR (S.M.), AUMAN (A.J.), LARA (J.C.), LIDSTROM (M.E.) and CHISTOSERDOVA (L.): Methylosarcina lacus sp. nov., a methanotroph from Lake Washington, Seattle, USA, and emended description of the genus Methylosarcina. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 2345-2350.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylosarcina quisquiliarum Wise et al. 2001, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) AML-D4 = ATCC 700908= DSM 13737.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF177297.
Etymology: L. gen. pl. n. quisquiliarum, of rubbish, trash, etc., denoting strains that were isolated from a landfill site.
Valid publication: WISE (M.G.), McARTHUR (J.V.) and SHIMKETS (L.J.): Methylosarcina fibrata gen. nov., sp. nov. and Methylosarcina quisquiliarum sp. nov., novel type I methanotrophs. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2001, 51, 611-621.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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