Su X, Liu Y, Hashmi MZ, Hu J, Ding L, Wu M, Shen C. Rhodococcus biphenylivorans sp. nov., a polychlorinated biphenyl-degrading bacterium. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2015; 107:55-63.
Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 163. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:1105-1111.
validly published under the ICNP
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
According to Lee and Kim (2021), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of Rhodococcuspyridinivorans Yoon et al. 2000.Publication:
Lee SD, Kim IS. Rhodococcus spelaei sp. nov., isolated from a cave, and proposals that Rhodococcus biphenylivorans is a later synonym of Rhodococcus pyridinivorans, Rhodococcus qingshengii and Rhodococcus baikonurensis are later synonyms of Rhodococcus erythropolis, and Rhodococcus percolatus and Rhodococcus imtechensis are later synonyms of Rhodococcus opacus. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2021; 71:4890.
Synonymy of this taxon was mentioned in an IJSEM list.Publication:
Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 71, part 7 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2021; 71:5006.
Rhodococcusbiphenylivorans 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 Rhodococcus.