In the April 2012 issue of the IJSEM, Zhou et al. propose to transfer Arthrobacter albidus Ding et al. 2009 in the genus Sinomonas as Sinomonas albida (Ding et al. 2009) Zhou et al. 2012, comb. nov. The type strain is cited as LC13T (IAM 15386T CCTCC AB 206018T). The IAM number cited in the original publication is associated with a collection that had ceased to operate prior to publication of the paper. The JCM has accessed many of the IAM strains. IAM 15386 was accessed as JCM 21830. However, according to Dr. T. Kudo (JCM), the strain JCM 21830 was not available at the time of publication. So, according to Rule 30 (3b), the new combination Sinomonas albida is not validly published.Publication:
Zhou Y, Chen X, Zhang Y, Wang W, Xu J. Description of Sinomonas soli sp. nov., reclassification of Arthrobacter echigonensis and Arthrobacter albidus (Ding et al. 2009) as Sinomonas echigonensis comb. nov. and Sinomonas albida comb. nov., respectively, and emended description of the genus Sinomonas. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:764-769.