Name: Methylobacillus Yordy and Weaver 1977 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methylum, the methyl radical; from French n. méthyle; from French n. méthylène; from Gr. n. methu, wine; from Gr. n. hulê, wood; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to the methyl radical; N.L. masc. n. bacillus, a small rod; N.L. masc. n. Methylobacillus, methyl rodlet

Type species: Methylobacillus glycogenes Yordy and Weaver 1977 (Approved Lists 1980)

Valid publication: Yordy JR, Weaver TL. Methylobacillus: a new genus of obligately methylotrophic bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1977; 27:247-255.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 7
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 7
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Methylophilaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Boden R, Hutt LP, Rae AW. Reclassification of Thiobacillus aquaesulis (Wood & Kelly, 1995) as Annwoodia aquaesulis gen. nov., comb. nov., transfer of Thiobacillus (Beijerinck, 1904) from the Hydrogenophilales to the Nitrosomonadales, proposal of Hydrogenophilalia class. nov. within the 'Proteobacteria', and four new families within the orders Nitrosomonadales and Rhodocyclales. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:1191-1205.

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