Name:Rhodopseudomonassphaeroides van Niel 1944 (Approved Lists 1980)
Proposed as: sp. nov.
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
Rhodopseudomonassphaeroides 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 Rhodopseudomonas.
Conserved epithet (Judicial Opinion 43). Only conservation of an epithet, and over all earlier homotypic synonyms.Publication:
Judicial Commission. Judicial Opinion No. 43. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1971; 21:108.