Species Rhodococcus spelaei

Name: Rhodococcus spelaei Lee and Kim 2021

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: spe’lae.i. L. gen. neut. n. spelaei, of cave, referring to the site which the type strain was isolated

Gender: masculine

Type strain: C9-5; DSM 107558; KACC 19822

16S rRNA gene: MK605286 Analyse FASTA

Valid 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.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Parent taxon: Rhodococcus Zopf 1891 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: 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.

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Record number: 20141