methylotrophic bacteria

methylotrophic bacteria

[¦meth·ə·lə¦trä·fik bak′tir·ē·ə]
(microbiology)
Bacteria that are capable of growing on methane derivatives as their sole source of carbon and metabolic energy.
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The fact that methylotrophic bacteria promote seed germination and the growth of seedlings suggests that these bacteria may synthesize not only cytokinins but also other phytohormones for instance auxins [27].
A method for detecting methylotrophic bacteria on solid surfaces.
Pink-pigmented facultative methylotrophic bacteria accelerate germination, growth and yield of sugarcane clone Co86032 (Saccharum officinarum L.
Protomonas, a new genus of facultatively methylotrophic bacteria.