Methylobacterium hispanicum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium aquaticum sp. nov., isolated from drinking water.

@article{Gallego2005MethylobacteriumHS,
  title={Methylobacterium hispanicum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium aquaticum sp. nov., isolated from drinking water.},
  author={Virginia Gallego and Maria Teresa Mitjavila Garcia and Antonio Ventosa},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={55 Pt 1},
  pages={
          281-7
        }
}
Members of the genus Methylobacterium are ubiquitous in nature and can be isolated from almost any freshwater environment where dissolved oxygen exists. This genus is composed of a variety of pink-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic (PPFM) bacteria. During a screening programme to monitor the bacterial population present in the drinking water of a municipal water supply in Seville (Spain) during the year 2003, five strains of PPFM bacteria were isolated and characterized. Analysis of their… CONTINUE READING
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