methylobacterium

Summary

Summary: A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, facultatively methylotrophic rods occurring singly or occasionally in rosettes. Members of this genus are usually motile and are isolated from soil, dust, fresh water, lake sediments, leaf surfaces, rice, air, and hospital environments. (From Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 9th ed)

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  1. Romanovskaia V, Stoliar S, Malashenko I, Dodatko T. [Processes of plant colonization by Methylobacterium strains and some bacterial properties ]. Mikrobiologiia. 2001;70:263-9 pubmed
    The pink-pigmented facultative methylotrophic bacteria (PPFMB) of the genus Methylobacterium are indespensible inhabitants of the plant phyllosphere...
  2. Doronina N, Trotsenko Y, Tourova T, Kuznetsov B, Leisinger T. Methylopila helvetica sp. nov. and Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum sp. nov.--novel aerobic facultatively methylotrophic bacteria utilizing dichloromethane. Syst Appl Microbiol. 2000;23:210-8 pubmed
    ..nov. with the type strain DM9 (=VKM B-2189). The pink-pigmented strain DM4 belongs to the genus Methylobacterium but differs from the known members of this genus by some phenotypic properties, DNA-DNA relatedness (14-57%) ..
  3. Pirttilä A, Pospiech H, Laukkanen H, Myllyla R, Hohtola A. Seasonal variations in location and population structure of endophytes in buds of Scots pine. Tree Physiol. 2005;25:289-97 pubmed
    ..Using probes targeted to the 16S or 18S rRNA of the endophytes Mycobacterium sp., Methylobacterium spp., Pseudomonas spp...
  4. Andreote F, Lacava P, Gai C, Araujo W, Maccheroni W, van Overbeek L, et al. Model plants for studying the interaction between Methylobacterium mesophilicum and Xylella fastidiosa. Can J Microbiol. 2006;52:419-26 pubmed
    ..In this study, we investigated the possible interaction between the citrus endophyte Methylobacterium mesophilicum SR1.6/6 and X...
  5. Anesti V, McDonald I, Ramaswamy M, Wade W, Kelly D, Wood A. Isolation and molecular detection of methylotrophic bacteria occurring in the human mouth. Environ Microbiol. 2005;7:1227-38 pubmed
    ..Methylotrophic strains of Bacillus, Brevibacterium casei, Hyphomicrobium sulfonivorans, Methylobacterium, Micrococcus luteus and Variovorax paradoxus were characterized physiologically and by their 16S rRNA gene ..
  6. Jayashree S, Vadivukkarasi P, Anand K, Kato Y, Seshadri S. Evaluation of pink-pigmented facultative methylotrophic bacteria for phosphate solubilization. Arch Microbiol. 2011;193:543-52 pubmed publisher
    ..isolated from Adyar and Cooum rivers in Chennai and forest soil samples in Tamil Nadu, India, along with Methylobacterium extorquens, M. organophilum, M. gregans, and M...
  7. McDonald I, Doronina N, Trotsenko Y, McAnulla C, Murrell J. Hyphomicrobium chloromethanicum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium chloromethanicum sp. nov., chloromethane-utilizing bacteria isolated from a polluted environment. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2001;51:119-22 pubmed
    ..NCIMB 13687T) is proposed as a new species of the genus Hyphomicrobium, Hyphomicrobium chloromethanicum, and strain CM4T (= VKM B-2223T = NCIMB 13688T) as a new species of the genus Methylobacterium, Methylobacterium chloromethanicum.
  8. Knief C, Frances L, Cantet F, Vorholt J. Cultivation-independent characterization of methylobacterium populations in the plant phyllosphere by automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008;74:2218-28 pubmed publisher
    Bacteria of the genus Methylobacterium are widespread in the environment, but their ecological role in ecosystems, such as the plant phyllosphere, is not very well understood...
  9. Omer Z, Tombolini R, Gerhardson B. Plant colonization by pink-pigmented facultative methylotrophic bacteria (PPFMs). FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2004;47:319-26 pubmed publisher
    Bacteria belonging to the genus Methylobacterium are characterized by being able to rely on methanol as a sole carbon and energy source and by presenting a more or less intense pink reddish pigmentation...

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  1. Afolabi P, Mohammed F, Amaratunga K, Majekodunmi O, Dales S, Gill R, et al. Site-directed mutagenesis and X-ray crystallography of the PQQ-containing quinoprotein methanol dehydrogenase and its electron acceptor, cytochrome c(L). Biochemistry. 2001;40:9799-809 pubmed
    Two proteins specifically involved in methanol oxidation in the methylotrophic bacterium Methylobacterium extorquens have been modified by site-directed mutagenesis...
  2. Andreote F, Rocha U, Araujo W, Azevedo J, van Overbeek L. Effect of bacterial inoculation, plant genotype and developmental stage on root-associated and endophytic bacterial communities in potato (Solanum tuberosum). Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2010;97:389-99 pubmed publisher
    ..Spontaneous rifampicin resistant mutants of two bacterial endophytes, Paenibacillus sp. strain E119 and Methylobacterium mesophilicum strain SR1...
  3. Kutschera U, Koopmann V. Growth in liverworts of the Marchantiales is promoted by epiphytic methylobacteria. Naturwissenschaften. 2005;92:347-9 pubmed
    ..and Lunularia cruciata L. (order Marchantiales). We show that methylobacteria (genus Methylobacterium), microbes that inhabit the surfaces of land plants where they secrete phytohormones (cytokinines), promote ..
  4. Hibi Y, Asai K, Arafuka H, Hamajima M, Iwama T, Kawai K. Molecular structure of La3+-induced methanol dehydrogenase-like protein in Methylobacterium radiotolerans. J Biosci Bioeng. 2011;111:547-9 pubmed publisher
    La(3+) and not Ca(2+) increases methanol dehydrogenase (MDH) activity in Methylobacterium radiotolerans NBRC15690. La(3+)- and Ca(2+)-MDH-like proteins were found to be homodimeric (?(2)) and heterotetrameric (?(2)?(2)), respectively...
  5. Rampelotti Ferreira F, Ferreira A, Vendramim J, Lacava P, Azevedo J, Araujo W. Colonization of rice and Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae by genetically modified endophytic Methylobacterium mesophilicum. Neotrop Entomol. 2010;39:308-10 pubmed
    ..E. Smith larvae and rice seedlings by genetically modified endophytic bacterium Methylobacterium mesophilicum, and also the possible transfer of this bacterium to inside the larva's body during seedlings ..
  6. Andreote F, Carneiro R, Salles J, Marcon J, Labate C, Azevedo J, et al. Culture-independent assessment of Rhizobiales-related alphaproteobacteria and the diversity of Methylobacterium in the rhizosphere and rhizoplane of transgenic eucalyptus. Microb Ecol. 2009;57:82-93 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, a culturable approach was used to quantify the Methylobacterium spp...
  7. Madhaiyan M, Suresh Reddy B, Anandham R, Senthilkumar M, Poonguzhali S, Sundaram S, et al. Plant growth-promoting Methylobacterium induces defense responses in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) compared with rot pathogens. Curr Microbiol. 2006;53:270-6 pubmed
    ..different phases, studied the plant-growth promotion and the induction of systemic resistance in groundnut by Methylobacterium. Seed imbibition with Methylobacterium sp. increased germination by 19.5% compared with controls...
  8. Madhaiyan M, Poonguzhali S, Sa T. Characterization of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate (ACC) deaminase containing Methylobacterium oryzae and interactions with auxins and ACC regulation of ethylene in canola (Brassica campestris). Planta. 2007;226:867-76 pubmed
    ..Additionally, we have proved that inoculation of ACC deaminase containing Methylobacterium oryzae sequester ACC exuded from roots and hydrolyze them lowering the concentration of ACC in root exudates...
  9. Senthilkumar M, Madhaiyan M, Sundaram S, Kannaiyan S. Intercellular colonization and growth promoting effects of Methylobacterium sp. with plant-growth regulators on rice (Oryza sativa L. Cv CO-43). Microbiol Res. 2009;164:92-104 pubmed
    The Methylobacterium sp. strain NPFM-SB3, isolated from Sesbania rostrata stem nodules possessed nitrogenase activity and nodA genes...
  10. Fedorov D, Ekimova G, Doronina N, Trotsenko Y. 1-Aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate (ACC) deaminases from Methylobacterium radiotolerans and Methylobacterium nodulans with higher specificity for ACC. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2013;343:70-6 pubmed publisher
    ..blast, the open reading frames encoding ACC deaminases were found in the genomes of epiphytic methylotroph Methylobacterium radiotolerans JCM2831 and nodule-forming endosymbiont Methylobacterium nodulans ORS2060...
  11. Tani A, Takai Y, Suzukawa I, Akita M, Murase H, Kimbara K. Practical application of methanol-mediated mutualistic symbiosis between Methylobacterium species and a roof greening moss, Racomitrium japonicum. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e33800 pubmed publisher
    ..We isolated Methylobacterium species from the liquid culture and studied their characteristics...
  12. Podolich O, Laschevskyy V, Ovcharenko L, Kozyrovska N, Pirttilä A. Methylobacterium sp. resides in unculturable state in potato tissues in vitro and becomes culturable after induction by Pseudomonas fluorescens IMGB163. J Appl Microbiol. 2009;106:728-37 pubmed publisher
    ..To induce growth of endophytic bacteria residing in an unculturable state in tissues of in vitro-grown potato plantlets. To isolate and identify the induced bacteria and to localize the strains in tissues of in vitro-grown potato plantlets...
  13. Lidstrom M, Chistoserdova L. Plants in the pink: cytokinin production by methylobacterium. J Bacteriol. 2002;184:1818 pubmed
  14. Kiefer P, Buchhaupt M, Christen P, Kaup B, Schrader J, Vorholt J. Metabolite profiling uncovers plasmid-induced cobalt limitation under methylotrophic growth conditions. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e7831 pubmed publisher
    ..The introduction and maintenance of plasmids in cells is often associated with a reduction of growth rate. The reason for this growth reduction is unclear in many cases...
  15. Kato Y, Asahara M, Arai D, Goto K, Yokota A. Reclassification of Methylobacterium chloromethanicum and Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum as later subjective synonyms of Methylobacterium extorquens and of Methylobacterium lusitanum as a later subjective synonym of Methylobacterium rhodesianum. J Gen Appl Microbiol. 2005;51:287-99 pubmed
    ..Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rDNA sequences was performed on all type strains of the 14 validly described Methylobacterium species to ascertain the genealogic relationships among these species...
  16. Madhaiyan M, Kim B, Poonguzhali S, Kwon S, Song M, Ryu J, et al. Methylobacterium oryzae sp. nov., an aerobic, pink-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate deaminase-producing bacterium isolated from rice. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2007;57:326-31 pubmed
    ..It was related phylogenetically to members of the genus Methylobacterium. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that strain CBMB20T was most closely related to Methylobacterium ..
  17. Vuilleumier S, Chistoserdova L, Lee M, Bringel F, Lajus A, Zhou Y, et al. Methylobacterium genome sequences: a reference blueprint to investigate microbial metabolism of C1 compounds from natural and industrial sources. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e5584 pubmed publisher
    ..The genomes of two pink-pigmented facultative methylotrophic bacteria of the Alpha-proteobacterial genus Methylobacterium, the reference species Methylobacterium extorquens strain AM1 and the dichloromethane-degrading strain DM4, ..
  18. Knief C, Ramette A, Frances L, Alonso Blanco C, Vorholt J. Site and plant species are important determinants of the Methylobacterium community composition in the plant phyllosphere. ISME J. 2010;4:719-28 pubmed publisher
    The plant phyllosphere constitutes a habitat for numerous microorganisms; among them are members of the genus Methylobacterium. Owing to the ubiquitous occurrence of methylobacteria on plant leaves, they represent a suitable target for ..
  19. Wang X, Sahr F, Xue T, Sun B. Methylobacterium salsuginis sp. nov., isolated from seawater. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2007;57:1699-703 pubmed
    ..phylogenetic groups, showing the highest levels of similarity with respect to some members of the genus Methylobacterium. PCR amplification also showed the gene coding for the alpha-subunit of methanol dehydrogenase (mxaF) to be ..
  20. Anandham R, Indiragandhi P, Madhaiyan M, Kim K, Yim W, Saravanan V, et al. Thiosulfate oxidation and mixotrophic growth of Methylobacterium oryzae. Can J Microbiol. 2007;53:869-76 pubmed
    ..growth with succinate or methanol plus thiosulfate was examined in nutrient-limited mixotrophic condition for Methylobacterium oryzae CBMB20, which was recently characterized and reported as a novel species isolated from rice...
  21. Khongkhaem P, Intasiri A, Luepromchai E. Silica-immobilized Methylobacterium sp. NP3 and Acinetobacter sp. PK1 degrade high concentrations of phenol. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2011;52:448-55 pubmed publisher
    To immobilize Methylobacterium sp. NP3 and Acinetobacter sp. PK1 to silica and determine the ability of the immobilized bacteria to degrade high concentrations of phenol.
  22. Weon H, Kim B, Joa J, Son J, Song M, Kwon S, et al. Methylobacterium iners sp. nov. and Methylobacterium aerolatum sp. nov., isolated from air samples in Korea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2008;58:93-6 pubmed publisher
    ..16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that these isolates belonged to the genus Methylobacterium. Strain 5317S-33(T) was most closely related to Methylobacterium adhaesivum AR27(T) (97...
  23. Poonguzhali S, Madhaiyan M, Yim W, Kim K, Sa T. Colonization pattern of plant root and leaf surfaces visualized by use of green-fluorescent-marked strain of Methylobacterium suomiense and its persistence in rhizosphere. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2008;78:1033-43 pubmed publisher
    The localization of bacterial cell, pattern of colonization, and survival of Methylobacterium suomiense CBMB120 in the rhizosphere of rice and tomato plants were followed by confocal laser scanning, scanning electron microscopy, and ..
  24. Tani A, Sahin N, Matsuyama Y, Enomoto T, Nishimura N, Yokota A, et al. High-throughput identification and screening of novel Methylobacterium species using whole-cell MALDI-TOF/MS analysis. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e40784 pubmed publisher
    b>Methylobacterium species are ubiquitous α-proteobacteria that reside in the phyllosphere and are fed by methanol that is emitted from plants...
  25. Anandham R, Indiragandhi P, Madhaiyan M, Chung J, Ryu K, Jee H, et al. Thiosulfate Oxidation and mixotrophic growth of Methylobacterium goesingense and Methylobacterium fujisawaense. J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2009;19:17-22 pubmed
    ..mixotrophic growth with methanol plus thiosulfate was examined in nutrient-limited mixotrophic condition for Methylobacterium goesingense CBMB5 and Methylobacterium fujisawaense CBMB37...
  26. Yano T, Kubota H, Hanai J, Hitomi J, Tokuda H. Stress tolerance of Methylobacterium biofilms in bathrooms. Microbes Environ. 2013;28:87-95 pubmed
    ..b>Methylobacterium strains were detected from all samples in bathrooms by an isolation method...
  27. FitzGerald K, Lidstrom M. Overexpression of a heterologous protein, haloalkane dehalogenase, in a poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate-deficient strain of the facultative methylotroph Methylobacterium extorquens AM1. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2003;81:263-8 pubmed
    ..haloalkane dehalogenase, from Xanthobacter autotrophicus GJ10 was achieved in the methylotrophic bacterium, Methylobacterium extorquens AM1...
  28. Kressel A, Kidd F. Pseudo-outbreak of Mycobacterium chelonae and Methylobacterium mesophilicum caused by contamination of an automated endoscopy washer. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2001;22:414-8 pubmed
    To evaluate an unusual number of rapidly growing acid-fast bacilli, later identified as Mycobacterium chelonae, and pink bacteria, later identified as Methylobacterium mesophilicum, from fungal cultures obtained by bronchoscopy.
  29. Anda M, Ikeda S, Eda S, Okubo T, Sato S, Tabata S, et al. Isolation and genetic characterization of Aurantimonas and Methylobacterium strains from stems of hypernodulated soybeans. Microbes Environ. 2011;26:172-80 pubmed
    The aims of this study were to isolate Aurantimonas and Methylobacterium strains that responded to soybean nodulation phenotypes and nitrogen fertilization rates in a previous culture-independent analysis (Ikeda et al. ISME J...
  30. Michener J, Vuilleumier S, Bringel F, Marx C. Phylogeny poorly predicts the utility of a challenging horizontally transferred gene in Methylobacterium strains. J Bacteriol. 2014;196:2101-7 pubmed publisher
    ..We have explored this issue using dichloromethane consumption in Methylobacterium strains...
  31. Rozova O, Khmelenina V, Trotsenko Y. Characterization of recombinant PPi-dependent 6-phosphofructokinases from Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b and Methylobacterium nodulans ORS 2060. Biochemistry (Mosc). 2012;77:288-95 pubmed publisher
    ..PPi-PFKs) from the methanotroph Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b and rhizospheric phytosymbiont Methylobacterium nodulans ORS 2060 were determined. The dependence of activities of PPi-PFK-His(6)-tag from Ms...
  32. Wellner S, Lodders N, Kampfer P. Diversity and biogeography of selected phyllosphere bacteria with special emphasis on Methylobacterium spp. Syst Appl Microbiol. 2011;34:621-30 pubmed publisher
    ..and pasture on the abundance and community composition of selected phyllosphere bacteria with emphasis on Methylobacterium species. Methylobacterium abundance was significantly higher on leaves of T. repens (mean value 2...
  33. Studer A, Stupperich E, Vuilleumier S, Leisinger T. Chloromethane: tetrahydrofolate methyl transfer by two proteins from Methylobacterium chloromethanicum strain CM4. Eur J Biochem. 2001;268:2931-8 pubmed
    The cmuA and cmuB genes are required for growth of Methylobacterium chloromethanicum strain CM4 with chloromethane as the sole carbon source...
  34. Aslam Z, Lee C, Kim K, Im W, Ten L, Lee S. Methylobacterium jeotgali sp. nov., a non-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic bacterium isolated from jeotgal, a traditional Korean fermented seafood. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2007;57:566-71 pubmed
    ..Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that it was most closely related to Methylobacterium organophilum JCM 2833(T) (96...
  35. Kayser M, Ucurum Z, Vuilleumier S. Dichloromethane metabolism and C1 utilization genes in Methylobacterium strains. Microbiology. 2002;148:1915-22 pubmed
    ..The gene dcmA encoding DCM dehalogenase of Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum DM4 was expressed from a plasmid in closely related Methylobacterium strains lacking this ..
  36. Anesti V, Vohra J, Goonetilleka S, McDonald I, Sträubler B, Stackebrandt E, et al. Molecular detection and isolation of facultatively methylotrophic bacteria, including Methylobacterium podarium sp. nov., from the human foot microflora. Environ Microbiol. 2004;6:820-30 pubmed
    ..chain reaction (PCR) amplification of DNA from the soles and toe clefts of feet of five subjects indicated Methylobacterium strains to be present in all cases...
  37. Van Aken B, Yoon J, Schnoor J. Biodegradation of nitro-substituted explosives 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene, hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine, and octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5-tetrazocine by a phytosymbiotic Methylobacterium sp. associated with poplar tissues (Populus deltoid. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004;70:508-17 pubmed
    ..The bacterium was identified by 16S and 16S-23S intergenic spacer ribosomal DNA analysis as a Methylobacterium sp. (strain BJ001)...
  38. Sahin N, Kato Y, Yilmaz F. Taxonomy of oxalotrophic Methylobacterium strains. Naturwissenschaften. 2008;95:931-8 pubmed publisher
    ..diversity of these bacteria and provides new information about the taxonomical variability within the genus Methylobacterium. Twelve mesophilic, pink-pigmented, and facultatively methylotrophic oxalate-oxidizing strains were included ..
  39. Gallego V, Garcia M, Ventosa A. Methylobacterium hispanicum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium aquaticum sp. nov., isolated from drinking water. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2005;55:281-7 pubmed
    Members of the genus Methylobacterium are ubiquitous in nature and can be isolated from almost any freshwater environment where dissolved oxygen exists...
  40. Schauer S, Kampfer P, Wellner S, Sproer C, Kutschera U. Methylobacterium marchantiae sp. nov., a pink-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic bacterium isolated from the thallus of a liverwort. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2011;61:870-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis placed the strain in a clade with Methylobacterium adhaesivum AR27(T), Methylobacterium fujisawaense DSM 5686(T), Methylobacterium radiotolerans JCM 2831(T) and ..
  41. Knief C, Dengler V, Bodelier P, Vorholt J. Characterization of Methylobacterium strains isolated from the phyllosphere and description of Methylobacterium longum sp. nov. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2012;101:169-83 pubmed publisher
    b>Methylobacterium strains are abundantly found in the phyllosphere of plants...
  42. Gan H, Chew T, HUDSON A, Savka M. Genome sequence of Methylobacterium sp. strain GXF4, a xylem-associated bacterium isolated from Vitis vinifera L. grapevine. J Bacteriol. 2012;194:5157-8 pubmed publisher
    b>Methylobacterium sp. strain GXF4 is an isolate from grapevine. Here we present the sequence, assembly, and annotation of its genome, which may shed light on its role as a grapevine xylem inhabitant...
  43. Mitsui R, Omori M, Kitazawa H, Tanaka M. Formaldehyde-limited cultivation of a newly isolated methylotrophic bacterium, Methylobacterium sp. MF1: enzymatic analysis related to C1 metabolism. J Biosci Bioeng. 2005;99:18-22 pubmed
    ..The isolated strain was identified as Methylobacterium sp. MF1, which could grow on formaldehyde and methanol. Methylobacterium sp...
  44. Jourand P, Renier A, Rapior S, Miana de Faria S, Prin Y, Galiana A, et al. Role of methylotrophy during symbiosis between Methylobacterium nodulans and Crotalaria podocarpa. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2005;18:1061-8 pubmed
    Some rare leguminous plants of the genus Crotalaria are specifically nodulated by the methylotrophic bacterium Methylobacterium nodulans...
  45. Idris R, Kuffner M, Bodrossy L, Puschenreiter M, Monchy S, Wenzel W, et al. Characterization of Ni-tolerant methylobacteria associated with the hyperaccumulating plant Thlaspi goesingense and description of Methylobacterium goesingense sp. nov. Syst Appl Microbiol. 2006;29:634-44 pubmed
    ..On the basis of their physiological and genotypic properties, strains could be grouped with Methylobacterium extorquens and M. mesophilicum...
  46. Van Aken B, Peres C, Doty S, Yoon J, Schnoor J. Methylobacterium populi sp. nov., a novel aerobic, pink-pigmented, facultatively methylotrophic, methane-utilizing bacterium isolated from poplar trees (Populus deltoides x nigra DN34). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2004;54:1191-6 pubmed
    ..isolated from internal poplar tissues (Populus deltoidesxnigra DN34) and identified as a member of the genus Methylobacterium. Phylogenetic analyses showed that strain BJ001T is related to Methylobacterium thiocyanatum, ..
  47. Schauer S, Kutschera U. A novel growth-promoting microbe, Methylobacterium funariae sp. nov., isolated from the leaf surface of a common moss. Plant Signal Behav. 2011;6:510-5 pubmed publisher
    ..and characterization of a new pink-pigmented facultatively methylotrophic symbiotic bacterium of the genus Methylobacterium (laboratory strain F3...
  48. Marx C, Lidstrom M. Development of an insertional expression vector system for Methylobacterium extorquens AM1 and generation of null mutants lacking mtdA and/or fch. Microbiology. 2004;150:9-19 pubmed
    Over the past few years, the genetic 'toolkit' available for use with Methylobacterium extorquens AM1 has expanded significantly...
  49. Lee M, Chou H, Marx C. Asymmetric, bimodal trade-offs during adaptation of Methylobacterium to distinct growth substrates. Evolution. 2009;63:2816-30 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we use adaptation of experimental populations of the model methylotroph, Methylobacterium extorquens AM1, to C(1) (methanol) or multi-C (succinate) compounds to investigate specialization and trade-..
  50. Li J, Gu J. Complete degradation of dimethyl isophthalate requires the biochemical cooperation between Klebsiella oxytoca Sc and Methylobacterium mesophilicum Sr Isolated from Wetland sediment. Sci Total Environ. 2007;380:181-7 pubmed
    Two bacterial strains Klebsiella oxytoca Sc and Methylobacterium mesophilicum Sr were isolated and identified from enrichment cultures using dimethyl isophthalate (DMI) as the sole source of carbon and energy, and mangrove sediment as an ..
  51. Madhaiyan M, Poonguzhali S, Kwon S, Sa T. Methylobacterium phyllosphaerae sp. nov., a pink-pigmented, facultative methylotroph from the phyllosphere of rice. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2009;59:22-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence-based phylogenetic analysis placed the strain in a clade with the species Methylobacterium oryzae, Methylobacterium fujisawaense and Methylobacterium mesophilicum; strain CBMB27T showed sequence ..
  52. Konovalova H, Shylin S, Rokytko P. [Characteristics of carotinoids of methylotrophic bacteria of Methylobacterium genus]. Mikrobiol Z. 2007;69:35-41 pubmed
  53. Poonguzhali S, Madhaiyan M, Sa T. Production of acyl-homoserine lactone quorum-sensing signals is widespread in gram-negative Methylobacterium. J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2007;17:226-33 pubmed
    Members of Methylobacterium, referred as pink-pigmented facultative methylotrophic bacteria, are frequently associated with terrestrial and aquatic plants, tending to form aggregates on the phyllosphere...
  54. Kang Y, Kim J, Shin H, Nam Y, Bae J, Jeon C, et al. Methylobacterium platani sp. nov., isolated from a leaf of the tree Platanus orientalis. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2007;57:2849-53 pubmed
    ..on 16S rRNA gene sequence comparisons indicated that strain PMB02(T) was related to members of the genus Methylobacterium. A comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence-based phylogenetic analysis placed the strain in a clade with the ..
  55. Ardanov P, Sessitsch A, Häggman H, Kozyrovska N, Pirttilä A. Methylobacterium-induced endophyte community changes correspond with protection of plants against pathogen attack. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e46802 pubmed publisher
    ..Earlier we showed that resistance induction by an endophytic Methylobacterium sp...
  56. Vuilleumier S, Ivos N, Dean M, Leisinger T. Sequence variation in dichloromethane dehalogenases/glutathione S-transferases. Microbiology. 2001;147:611-9 pubmed
    ..So far, the sequence of the dcmA gene encoding DCM dehalogenase has been determined for Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum DM4 and Methylophilus sp. DM11...
  57. Sanders J, Martin J, Hooke M, Hooke J. Methylobacterium mesophilicum infection: case report and literature review of an unusual opportunistic pathogen. Clin Infect Dis. 2000;30:936-8 pubmed
    b>Methylobacterium mesophilicum is a methylotrophic, pink pigmented, gram-negative rod that was initially isolated from environmental sources that is being increasingly reported as a cause of opportunistic infections in immunocompromised ..
  58. Jourand P, Giraud E, Bena G, Sy A, Willems A, Gillis M, et al. Methylobacterium nodulans sp. nov., for a group of aerobic, facultatively methylotrophic, legume root-nodule-forming and nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2004;54:2269-73 pubmed
    ..The 16S rRNA gene-based phylogeny indicates that these bacteria belong to the genus Methylobacterium. They can grow on C(1) compounds such as methanol, formate and formaldehyde but not methylamine as sole ..
  59. Gai C, Lacava P, Quecine M, Auriac M, Lopes J, Araujo W, et al. Transmission of Methylobacterium mesophilicum by Bucephalogonia xanthophis for paratransgenic control strategy of citrus variegated chlorosis. J Microbiol. 2009;47:448-54 pubmed publisher
    b>Methylobacterium mesophilicum, originally isolated as an endophytic bacterium from citrus plants, was genetically transformed to express green fluorescent protein (GFP). The GFP-labeled strain of M...
  60. Furuhata K, Kato Y, Goto K, Hara M, Yoshida S, Fukuyama M. Isolation and identification of methylobacterium species from the tap water in hospitals in Japan and their antibiotic susceptibility. Microbiol Immunol. 2006;50:11-7 pubmed
    Contamination of tap water by Methylobacterium species has become a serious concern in hospitals...
  61. Ardley J, O Hara G, Reeve W, Yates R, Dilworth M, Tiwari R, et al. Root nodule bacteria isolated from South African Lotononis bainesii, L. listii and L. solitudinis are species of Methylobacterium that are unable to utilize methanol. Arch Microbiol. 2009;191:311-8 pubmed publisher
    ..are specifically nodulated by highly effective, pink-pigmented bacteria that are most closely related to Methylobacterium nodulans on the basis of 16S rRNA gene homology. Methylobacterium spp...
  62. Kato Y, Asahara M, Goto K, Kasai H, Yokota A. Methylobacterium persicinum sp. nov., Methylobacterium komagatae sp. nov., Methylobacterium brachiatum sp. nov., Methylobacterium tardum sp. nov. and Methylobacterium gregans sp. nov., isolated from freshwater. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2008;58:1134-41 pubmed publisher
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