Name: Rhizorhabdus wittichii (Yabuuchi et al. 2001) Hördt et al. 2020

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Sphingomonas wittichii Yabuuchi et al. 2001

Etymology: wit.tich.i’i. N.L. gen. masc. n. wittichii, of Wittich, referring to Rolf-Michael Wittich, the German bacteriologist who first isolated this potent metabolizer of dibenzo-p-dioxin from the water of the river Elbe and described the metabolism of the compound by this organism

Gender: feminine

Type strain: CCUG 31198; DSM 6014; EY 4224; JCM 10273; RW1; SMUM 2128

16S rRNA gene: AB021492 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 194. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:4043-4049.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Parent taxon: Rhizorhabdus Francis et al. 2014

Assigned by: Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.

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Record number: 11116