Methylobacterium oxalidis sp. nov., isolated from leaves of Oxalis corniculata.

Authors: Tani, A., Sahin, N., Kimbara, K.
Journal Name: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue: 62
Pages: 1647–1652
Year: 2012
PubMed Link:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21908681
DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.033019-0

Author’s short abstract: Methylobacterium species are members of methylotrophic Gram-negative bacteria. They efficiently colonize plants: this is considered to be due to a methanol emission from the plants. Some member species of this genus are also capable of promoting plant growth. We collected a number of bacterial species from various plants, and found one unique strain isolated from Oxalis corniculata. We report that this strain is a new member of Methylobacterium species and named it M. oxalidis.

Group Link: Group of Plant-Microbe Interactions
In collaboration with: Mugla University (Turkey)