Name: Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides van Niel 1944 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: 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

Gender: feminine

Type strains: 2.4.1; ATCC 17023; ATH 2.4.1.; CCUG 31486; CECT 300; CIP 60.6; DSM 158; IFO 12203; JCM 6121; LMG 2827; NBRC 12203; Van Niel's ATH 2.4.1

16S rRNA gene: D16425 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: van Niel CB. THE CULTURE, GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY, AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE NON-SULFUR PURPLE AND BROWN BACTERIA. Bacteriol Rev 1944; 8:1-118.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, conserved name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Cereibacter sphaeroides (van Niel 1944) Hördt et al. 2020

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Rhodopseudomonas Czurda and Maresch 1937 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: van Niel CB. THE CULTURE, GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY, AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE NON-SULFUR PURPLE AND BROWN BACTERIA. Bacteriol Rev 1944; 8:1-118.

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