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Methylobacterium jeotgali.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rhizobiales
Family: Methylobacteriaceae
Genus: Methylobacterium
Patt et al. 1976
Type species
Methylobacterium organophilum

M. adhaesivum
M. aminovorans
M. aquaticum
M. chloromethanicum
M. dichloromethanicum
M. extorquens
M. fujisawaense
M. hispanicum
M. isbiliense
M. jeotgali
M. lusitanum
M. mesophilicum
M. nodulans
M. organophilum
M. oryzae
M. podarium
M. populi
M. radiotolerans
M. rhodesianum
M. rhodinum
M. suomiense
M. thiocyanatum
M. variabile
M. zatmanii

The Methylobacteria are a genus of Rhizobiales.[1]

As well as its normal habitats in soil and water, Methylobacterium has also been identified as a contaminant of DNA extraction kit reagents, which may lead to its erroneous appearance in microbiota or metagenomic datasets [2].


  1. ^ Garrity, George M.; Brenner, Don J.; Krieg, Noel R.; Staley, James T. (eds.) (2005). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part C: The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria. New York, New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-24145-6.
  2. ^ Salter, S; Cox, M; Turek, E; Calus, S; Cookson, W; Moffatt, M; Turner, P; Parkhill, J; Loman, N; Walker, A (2014). "Reagent contamination can critically impact sequence-based microbiome analyses". bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/007187. 

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