Genus Rhodococcus

Name: Rhodococcus Zopf 1891 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. neut. n. rhodon, the rose; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Rhodococcus, a red coccus

Gender: masculine

Type species: Rhodococcus rhodochrous (Zopf 1891) Tsukamura 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Zopf W. Über Ausscheidung von Fettfarbstoffen (Lipochromen) seitens gewisser Spaltpilze. Berichte der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft 1891; 9:22-28.

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, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: in need of a replacement

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 69
Total number of child taxa: 73

Parent taxon: Nocardiaceae Castellani and Chalmers 1919 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Stackebrandt E, Rainey FA, Ward-Rainey NL. Proposal for a new hierarchic classification system, Actinobacteria classis nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1997; 47:479-491.

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