Bowman JP, Sly LI, Nichols PD, Hayward AC. Revised taxonomy of the methanotrophs: description of Methylobacter gen. nov., emendation of Methylococcus, validation of Methylosinus and Methylocystis species, and a proposal that the family Methylococcaceae includes only the group I methanotrophs. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1993; 43:735-753.
Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 43, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:184.
validly published under the ICNP
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Mcthylosinus"; "Mehylosinus"; "Methvlosinus"; "Methyfosinus"; "Methylosimis"; "Methylostinus"; "Methyosinus".
The phylogenomic assignment score of this taxon is 0.10074 (N = 17).
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: ATCC: 2; NCIMB: 2; VKM: 1; DSM: 1.
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "MLSN" for this genus name but this does not appear to be of practical relevance any longer.Publication:
Pittman KF, Walczak CA, Lock CM. Codes and abbreviations for approved of effectively published names of genera of bacteria published from January 1980 to December 1990. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:571-579.
The names of the original authors and the year of publication are Whittenbury, Phillips and Wilkinson 1970 (J. Gen. Microbiol., 1970, 61, 205-218) not Romanovskaia, Malashenko and Bogachenko (Mikrobiologiia, 1978, 47, 120-130) as cited in the paper by Bowman et al. 1993.Publication:
Euzeby JP. List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:590-592.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2 Total number of child taxa: 3