Name: Methylophaga Janvier et al. 1985

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. methylum, the methyl radical; from French masc. n. méthyle; from French masc. n. méthylène; from Gr. neut. n. methu, wine; from Gr. fem. n. hylê, wood; N.L. pref. methylo-, pertaining to the methyl radical; Gr. v. phagein, to eat, to devour; N.L. fem. n. Methylophaga, methyl eating

Gender: feminine

Type species: Methylophaga marina Janvier et al. 1985

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Janvier M, Frehel C, Grimont F, Gasser F. Methylophaga marina gen. nov., sp. nov. and Methylophaga thalassica sp. nov., marine methylotrophs. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1985; 35:131-139.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 10
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 10
Total number of child taxa: 14

Parent taxon: Piscirickettsiaceae Fryer and Lannan 2005

Assigned by: Fryer JL, Lannan CN. Family II. Piscirickettsiaceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part B (The Gammaproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 180.

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