Name: Rhodospirillum Molisch 1907 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. neut. n. rhodon, the rose; N.L. neut. dim. n. Spirillum, a bacterial genus; N.L. neut. dim. n. Rhodospirillum, the rose Spirillum

Gender: neuter

Type species: Rhodospirillum rubrum (Esmarch 1887) Molisch 1907 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Molisch H. Die Purpurbakterien nach neuen Untersuchungen I-VII. G. Fischer, Jena, 1907.

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

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 11
Total number of child taxa: 11

Parent taxon: Rhodospirillaceae Pfennig and Trüper 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Pfennig N, Trüper HG. Higher Taxa of the Phototrophic Bacteria. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1971; 21:17-18.

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