Name: Roseospirillum Glaeser and Overmann 2001

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: ro’se.us 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)

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

Subdivision:

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: Rhodospirillaceae Pfennig and Trüper 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: 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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