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Genus Methylosoma

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).


 

Methylosoma Rahalkar et al. 2007, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Methylosoma difficile Rahalkar et al. 2007.
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 to the methyl radical; Gr. neut. n. soma, body; N.L. neut. n. Methylosoma, a methyl group (-utilizing) body.
Valid publication: RAHALKAR (M.), BUSSMANN (I.) and SCHINK (B.): Methylosoma difficile gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel methanotroph enriched by gradient cultivation from littoral sediment of Lake Constance. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 1073-1080.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Methylosoma difficile Rahalkar et al. 2007, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) LC 2 = DSM 18750 = JCM 14076.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ119050.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. difficile, difficult, referring to difficulties in cultivating the type strain.
Valid publication: RAHALKAR (M.), BUSSMANN (I.) and SCHINK (B.): Methylosoma difficile gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel methanotroph enriched by gradient cultivation from littoral sediment of Lake Constance. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 1073-1080.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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