homotypic synonym, not validly published, basonym of name in Approved Lists
The 16S rRNA gene sequence of the type strain shows an unexpected affiliation with a deep branch in Alphaproteobacteria (98% similarity against Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense).Publication:
Yarza P, Sproer C, Swiderski J, Mrotzek N, Spring S, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Pukall R, Klenk HP, Lang E, et al. Sequencing orphan species initiative (SOS): Filling the gaps in the 16S rRNA gene sequence database for all species with validly published names. Syst Appl Microbiol 2013; 36:69-73.