homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Rhizobiumloti is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Rhizobium.
The ATCC accessioned in its place the strain ATCC 700743 . — Tang J. Personal communication, 2002-06-14.
The strain ATCC 33669, designated as the type strain of Rhizobium loti, is a mixed culture  and has been deaccessioned by the ATCC .Publication:
Willems A, Hoste B, Tang J, Janssens D, Gillis M. Differences between subcultures of the Mesorhizobium loti type strain from different culture collections. Syst Appl Microbiol 2001; 24:549-553.