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Title: Methylomonas  
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Subject: Methylococcaceae, Microbial metabolism, Methylomonas methanica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Methylococcales
Family: Methylococcaceae
Genus: Methylomonas
(ex Leadbetter 1974)
Whittenbury and Krieg 1984
Type species
Methylomonas methanica

M. aurantiaca
M. fodinarum
M. methanica
M. scandinavica

The Methylomonas are a genus of bacteria that obtain their carbon and energy from methane, a metabolic process called methanotrophy.[1]


External links

  • J.P. Euz├ęby: List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature
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