Name: Sinorhizobium meliloti (Dangeard 1926) De Lajudie et al. 1994

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Rhizobium meliloti Dangeard 1926 (Approved Lists 1980)

Etymology: N.L. n. Melilotus, generic name of sweet clover; N.L. gen. n. meliloti, of Melilotus

Type strains: ATCC 9930; CCUG 27879; CFBP 5561; DSM 30135; HAMBI 2148; ICMP 12623; IFO 14782; JCM 20682; LMG 6133; NBRC 14782; NCAIM B.01520; NRRL L-45; NZP 4027; USDA 1002

16S rRNA gene: AB680662 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: De Lajudie P, Willems A, Pot B, Dewettinck D, Maestrojuan G, Neyra M, Collins MD, Dreyfus B, Kersters K, Gillis M. Polyphasic taxonomy of rhizobia: emendation of the genus Sinorhizobium and description of Sinorhizobium meliloti comb. nov., Sinorhizobium saheli sp. nov., and Sinorhizobium teranga sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1994; 44:715-733.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 44, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1995; 45:199-200.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Ensifer meliloti (Dangeard 1926) Young 2003

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Sinorhizobium Chen et al. 1988

Assigned by: De Lajudie P, Willems A, Pot B, Dewettinck D, Maestrojuan G, Neyra M, Collins MD, Dreyfus B, Kersters K, Gillis M. Polyphasic taxonomy of rhizobia: emendation of the genus Sinorhizobium and description of Sinorhizobium meliloti comb. nov., Sinorhizobium saheli sp. nov., and Sinorhizobium teranga sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1994; 44:715-733.

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