According to Cleenwerck et al. (2003), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of Microvirgulaaerodenitrificans Patureau et al. 1998 but this is in conflict with the rules of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes..Publication:
Cleenwerck I, De Wachter M, Hoste B, Janssens D, Swings J. Aquaspirillum dispar Hylemon et al. 1973 and Microvirgula aerodenitrificans Patureau et al. 1998 are subjective synonyms. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1457-1459.