Species Rhizobium meliloti

Name: Rhizobium meliloti Dangeard 1926 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. n. Melilotus, generic name of sweet clover; N.L. gen. n. meliloti, of Melilotus

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 9930; CCUG 27879; CFBP 5561; DSM 30135; HAMBI 2148; ICMP 12623; IFO 14782; JCM 20682; LMG 6133; NBRC 14782; NCAIM B.01520; NRRL L-45; NZP 4027; USDA 1002

16S rRNA gene: AB680662 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Dangeard PA. Recherches sur les tubercles radicaux des Légumineuses. Botaniste (Paris) 1926; 16:1-275.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Ensifer meliloti (Dangeard 1926) Young 2003

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Rhizobium Frank 1889 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Dangeard PA. Recherches sur les tubercles radicaux des Légumineuses. Botaniste (Paris) 1926; 16:1-275.

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