homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Silicibacterpomeroyi 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 Silicibacter.
According to Muramatsu et al. 2007, 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis suggests that the genera Ruegeria and Silicibacter are closely related and should be integrated into one genus (i.e. Ruegeria Uchino et al. 1999 which has priority over Silicibacter Petursdottir and Kristjansson 1999). However, their differential phenotypic properties do not support this unification. Consequently the authors retain the two species of Silicibacter in their paper.Publication:
Muramatsu Y, Uchino Y, Kasai H, Suzuki K, Nakagawa Y. Ruegeria mobilis sp. nov., a member of the Alphaproteobacteria isolated in Japan and Palau. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2007; 57:1304-1309.