Genus Rhizobium

Name: Rhizobium Frank 1889 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. n. rhiza, a root; Gr. masc. n. bios, life; N.L. neut. n. Rhizobium, that which lives in a root

Type species: Rhizobium leguminosarum (Frank 1879) Frank 1889 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Frank B. Über die Pilzsymbiose der Leguminosen. Berichte der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft 1889; 7:332-346.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, conserved name

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 90
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 117
Total number of child taxa: 136

Parent taxon: Rhizobiaceae Conn 1938 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Conn HJ. Agricultural and industrial bacteriology. Journal of Bacteriology 1938; 36:320-321.

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