Name: Rhodobacter sphaeroides (van Niel 1944) Imhoff et al. 1984

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides van Niel 1944 (Approved Lists 1980)

Etymology: sphae.ro.i’des Gr. fem. n. sphaîra, sphere, globe; Gr. adj. suff. -oides, ressembling, similar; from Gr. suff. -eides, resembling, similar; from Gr. neut. n. eidos, that which is seen, form, shape, figure; N.L. adj. sphaeroides, spherical

Gender: masculine

Type strains: 2.4.1; ATCC 17023; ATH 2.4.1.; CCUG 31486; CECT 300; CIP 60.6; DSM 158; IFO 12203; JCM 6121; LMG 2827; NBRC 12203; Van Niel's ATH 2.4.1

16S rRNA gene: D16425 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Imhoff JF, Trüper HG, Pfennig N. Rearrangement of the species and genera of the phototrophic "purple nonsulfur bacteria". Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:340-343.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Cereibacter sphaeroides (van Niel 1944) Hördt et al. 2020

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Rhodobacter Imhoff et al. 1984

Assigned by: Imhoff JF, Trüper HG, Pfennig N. Rearrangement of the species and genera of the phototrophic "purple nonsulfur bacteria". Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1984; 34:340-343.

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