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

@article{Bowman1993RevisedTO,
  title={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},
  author={John P. Bowman and Lindsay I. Sly and Peter D. Nichols and Alice Hayward},
  journal={International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={43},
  pages={735-753}
}
  • J. Bowman, L. Sly, A. Hayward
  • Published 1 October 1993
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Numerical taxonomic, DNA-DNA hybridization, and phospholipid fatty acid composition analyses were performed on an extensive range of methanotrophic strains, including reference strains and environmental isolates obtained from sites throughout eastern Australia. When the results of these studies were related to the results of a study based on genomic physicochemical properties, they clarified group I and II methanotroph genus and species interrelationships. The group I methanotrophs were found… 

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