Name: Roseospirillum Glaeser and Overmann 2001

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: ro’ L. masc. adj. roseus, rosy; N.L. neut. dim. n. spirillum, a little spiral, and also a bacterial genus; from Gr. fem. n. spira, a spiral; N.L. neut. dim. n. Roseospirillum, the rosy spiral (the rosy Spirillum)

Gender: neuter

Type species: Roseospirillum parvum Glaeser and Overmann 2001

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Glaeser J, Overmann J. Selective enrichment and characterization of Roseospirillum parvum, gen. nov. and sp. nov., a new purple nonsulfur bacterium with unusual light absorption properties. Arch Microbiol 1999; 171:405-416.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 80. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:793-794.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name


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

Parent taxon: Rhodobiaceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Fukuda W, Yamada K, Miyoshi Y, Okuno H, Atomi H, Imanaka T. Rhodoligotrophos appendicifer gen. nov., sp. nov., an appendaged bacterium isolated from a freshwater Antarctic lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1945-1950.

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