Name DOI
Green et al. 1988 emend. Kato et al. 2008
Name Status
Validly Published
Current Authority
Green et al. 1988 emend. Kato et al. 2008
Preferred Name
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Type
(designated strain)
Refer to the type exemplar.
Type Strain
representative organism
T (= =)
Proper Form
Methylobacterium rhodesianum Green et al. 1988 emend. Kato et al. 2008
Nomenclatural History
The species Methylobacterium rhodesianum was originally described and validly published by Green et al. 1988. Kato et al. published an emended description of this species in 2008. Kato et al. established this name as an earlier heterotypic synonym of Doronina et al. 2002 in 2005. In 2018, Green and Ardley established as the basonym of (Green et al. 1988) Green and Ardley 2018 .
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This information was last reviewed on August 23, 2018.


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  4. Green PN, Bousfield IJ, Hood D. Three new Methylobacterium species: M. rhodesianum sp. nov., M. zatmanii sp. nov., and M. fujisawense sp. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1988; 38:124-127.