Etymology:L. masc. adj.roseus, rosy; N.L. neut. dim. n.spirillum, a little spiral, and also a bacterial genus; from Gr. fem. n.speîra, a spiral; N.L. neut. dim. n.Roseospirillum, the rosy spiral (the rosy Spirillum)
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.
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.
not validly published
Fukuda et al. (2012) assigned this genus to the family Rhodobiaceae Garrity et al. 2006.Publication:
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.
The e-mail address of the corresponding author given in the effective publication is not functional any more.
This taxon was discussed in a meeting of a Taxonomic Subcommittee of the ICSP.Publication:
Imhoff JF, Madigan MT. International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes Subcommittee on the taxonomy of phototrophic bacteria. Minutes of the Meetings, 28 August 2000, Barcelona, Spain. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2002; 52:2335-2336.
Regarded as not validly published. Roseospirillum Glaeser and Overmann 2001 is not validly published because the type species is not validly published.Publication:
Parker CT, Tindall BJ, Garrity GM. International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:S1-S111.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0 Total number of child taxa: 1
Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class I. Alphaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.
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