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
homotypic synonym, validly published, conserved name
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.