per.co.la.tus. Gr. pref.per-, very, thoroughly, completely; L. masc. perf. part.colatus, filtered; L. masc. part. adj.percolatus, completely filtered, referring to the percolator system used for isolation
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
According to Lee and Kim (2021), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of Rhodococcusopacus Klatte et al. 1995.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.
The e-mail address of the corresponding author given in the effective publication is not functional any more.
The terminology used by the authors is in line with many other taxonomic studies and does not negatively affect their main results; some improvements may nevertheless be possible. Contrasting the term "chemotaxonomic" with "phenotypic" is not recommended. Whether taxa can have "members" is debatable. See the LPSN phylogeny page for details.Publication:
Göker M. What can genome analysis offer for bacteria? In: Bridge P, Smith D, Stackebrandt E (eds), Trends in the systematics of bacteria and fungi, CAB International, Wallingford, 2021, p. 255-281.
Rhodococcuspercolatus 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.