Taxon DOI
(ex Leadbetter 1974) Whittenbury and Krieg 1984 emend. Bowman et al. 1993
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Whittenbury and Krieg 1984 emend. Bowman et al. 1993
(ex Söhngen 1906) Whittenbury and Krieg 1984
Bowman et al. 1990
Bowman et al. 1990
Ogiso et al. 2012
Hoefman et al. 2014
Danilova et al. 2013
Sieburth et al. 1988
Romanovskaya et al. 2006
Kalyuzhnaya et al. 2000
None 2015
Digital Object Identifier
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  Woese et al. 1990
  Garrity et al. 2005
  Garrity et al. 2005 emend. Williams and Kelly 2013
  Bowman 2005
  Whittenbury and Krieg 1984 emend. Bowman et al. 1993
  (ex Leadbetter 1974) Whittenbury and Krieg 1984 emend. Bowman et al. 1993

The taxonomy from the rank of class and below is based upon currently published taxonomic opinion. For a complete taxonomy, refer to The Taxonomic Outline of Bacteria and Archaea, Release 7.7.
Taxon Statistics
Based on the method of Garrity and Lilburn (2008).
Microbial Earth
When referring to this Abstract, please use its Digital Object Identifier and cite NamesforLife.
Taxon Abstract for the genus Methylomonas (ex Leadbetter 1974) Whittenbury and Krieg 1984 emend. Bowman et al. 1993. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
This information was last reviewed on August 11, 2015.


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