Methylohalomonadaceae fam nov.

Dimitry Y. Sorokin, Alexander Y. Merkel

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Abstract’ae N.L. fem. n. Methylohalomonas, the type genus of the family, -aceae ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Methylohalomonadaceae the Methylohalomonas family.
The family Methylohalomonadaceae includes obligately methylotrophic, aerobic bacteria from hypersaline salt lakes. They are moderate halophiles utilizing C1 compounds as the energy and carbon source via the serine cycle. The family is a member of the order Methylohalomonadales in the Gammaproteobacteria
and consists of a single genus Methylohalomonas. The family-level status was established by phylogenomic analysis based on the Genome Taxonomy DataBase
classification. DNA G + C content (%): 59.4 (genome sequence). Type genus: Methylohalomonas Sorokin et al. 2007VP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria
EditorsWilliam Whitman
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781118960608
Publication statusPublished - 2023


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