sphae.ro.i’des. Gr. fem. n.sphaîra, sphere, globe; L. adj. suff.-oides, ressembling, similar; from Gr. neut. adj. suff.-eides, resembling, similar; from Gr. neut. n.eîdos, that which is seen, form, shape, figure; N.L. adj.sphaeroides, spherical
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP, conserved name
Rhodobactersphaeroides 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 Rhodobacter.
The phylogenetic position of this species was determined in a genome-scale analysis by Hördt et al. (2020).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.