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Methylobacteriaceae

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TAXONOMY: cellular organisms -> Bacteria -> Proteobacteria -> Alphaproteobacteria -> Rhizobiales -> Methylobacteriaceae

OVERVIEW:

The 'Methylobacteriaceae' are a family of Rhizobiales. Methylobacterium are extremely important because they can use methanol and methylamine as well as C2, C3 and C4 compounds to grow. These bacteria, which generally have a distinctive pink pigmentation, utilize methanol that's emitted by the stomata of plants and have been shown to stimulate seed germination and plant development, perhaps by producing phytohormones. Some Methylobacterium strains are suggested to be part of the natural human foot flora and others have even been suggested to add to the flavor of strawberries. This bacterium can be found mostly in soils, on leaves, and in other parts of plants and, even though its mechanisms aren't fully understood, is highly studied, important organism (Lidstrom and Christoserdova 2002). One species, Methylobacterium podarium, is thought to be part of the natural human foot microflora. Methylobacterium have even been found living inside the human mouth. Samples have been isolated from the tounge, supra- and subgingival plaques that have shown growth of Methylobacterium, especially M. thiocyanatum. 



Microbial Abundance Data: Methylobacteriaceae
(Percent of total population with standard deviation [PMID: 22698087])
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Group 1 Avg
Buccal
Mucosa
Keratinized
Gingiva
Hard
Palate
Group 2 Avg
Throat
Throat
Tonsils
Saliva
Group 3 Avg
Supragingival
Plaque
Subgingival
Plaque
Stool
0.002 %
(0.007)
0.002 %
(0.009)
0.000 %
(0.003)
0.003 %
(0.009)
0.005 %
(0.038)
0.006 %
(0.033)
0.001 %
(0.005)
0.000 %
(0.001)
0.011 %
(0.113)
0.000 %
(0.003)
0.000 %
(0.005)
0.000 %
(0.001)
0.000 %
(0.002)
TAGS
Keystone
Core species
Type species
Pathogen
Dysbiosis associated
Flora/ commensal
Gut associated
Probiotic
Leanness
Obesity
Skin microbiome
Fecal distribution
Oral microbiome
Vaginal microbiome
Butyrate producer
Catalase producer
Histamine producer
Food fermenter
Amylolytic
Propionate producer
Nitrifying
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INTERACTIONS
KEGG PATHWAYS

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