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The phylogenetic position of the family Methylococcaceae.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7857800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The 16S ribosomal DNA-based phylogenetic positions of various members of the Methylococcaceae (group I methanotrophs) were investigated. The Methylococcaceae as a whole formed a distinct branch in the gamma subdivision of the Proteobacteria, and this branch had five distinct subbranches. On the basis of a number of phenotypic traits, phospholipid fatty acid patterns, and the results of a 16S ribosomal DNA analysis, we determined that the species belonging to one subbranch, Methylobacter albus, Methylobacter agilis, and Methylobacter pelagicus, formed a distinct group that could be differentiated from other members of the genus Methylobacter, which grouped in an adjacent subbranch. We propose that these species belong to a new taxon, Methylomicrobium gen. nov.
J P Bowman; L I Sly; E Stackebrandt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of systematic bacteriology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0020-7713     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.     Publication Date:  1995 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-23     Completed Date:  1995-03-23     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042143     Medline TA:  Int J Syst Bacteriol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
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GENBANK/X72767;  X72769;  X72770;  X72771;  X72772;  X72773;  X72775;  X72776;  X72777;  X72778
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MeSH Terms
Base Sequence
Methylococcaceae / classification*,  genetics
Molecular Sequence Data
RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / chemistry,  genetics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

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