heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
According to Volpiano et al. (2021), this species is an earlier heterotypic synonym of Rhizobiumazibense Mnasri et al. 2014.Publication:
Volpiano CG, Sant'Anna FH, Ambrosini A, de Sao Jose JFB, Beneduzi A, Whitman WB, de Souza EM, Lisboa BB, Vargas LK, Passaglia LMP. Genomic Metrics Applied to Rhizobiales (Hyphomicrobiales): Species Reclassification, Identification of Unauthentic Genomes and False Type Strains. Front Microbiol 2021; 12:614957.
Synonymy of this taxon was mentioned in an IJSEM list.Publication:
Oren A, Garrity GM. List of changes in taxonomic opinion no. 35. Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2022; 72:5164.
The small subunit rRNA gene sequences of the type strains for Rhizobium gallicum Amarger et al. 1997 and Rhizobium mongolense Van Berkum et al. 1998 are 99.2% similar.Publication:
van Berkum P, Beyene D, Bao G, Campbell TA, Eardly BD. Rhizobium mongolense sp. nov. is one of three rhizobial genotypes identified which nodulate and form nitrogen-fixing symbioses with Medicago ruthenica [(L.) Ledebour]. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:13-22.