Family Methylocystaceae

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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).


Methylocystaceae Bowman 2006, fam. nov.
Type genus: ¤ Methylocystis (ex Whittenbury et al. 1970) Bowman et al. 1993.
Etymology: N.L. masc. (sic) n. Methylocystis, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methylocystaceae, the Methylocystis family.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 107. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1-6.
Effective publication: BOWMAN (J.P.): Family V. Methylocystaceae fam. nov. In: D.J. BRENNER, N.R. KRIEG, J.T. STALEY and G. M. GARRITY (editors), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, second edition, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, pp. 411-413.
Validation List no. 107 in IJSEM Online

Note: In the effective publication, the type genus is erroneously cited as Methylocystis (ex Romanovskaya, Malashenko and Bogachenko 1978) Bowman et al. 1993.
Reference: LISTS EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 107 (footnote ‡‡). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1-6.
Validation List no. 107 in IJSEM Online