bar.tha’i.i. N.L. gen. masc. n.barthaii, of Bartha in honour of Dr Richard Bartha, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Cook College, Rutgers University, NJ, USA for his outstanding contributions to the fields of microbial ecology and environmental microbiology including the biodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbon pollutants
heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
According to Feng et al. (2019), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of Sphingobiumfuliginis Prakash and Lal 2006.Publication:
Feng GD, Chen MB, Zhang XJ, Wang DD, Zhu HH. Whole genome sequences reveal the presence of 11 heterotypic synonyms in the genus Sphingobium and emended descriptions of Sphingobium indicum, Sphingobium fuliginis, Sphingobium xenophagum and Sphingobium cupriresistens. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:2161-2165.
Synonymy of this taxon was mentioned in an IJSEM list.Publication:
Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 69, part 7 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2019; 69:2963-2965.
Sphingobiumbarthaii 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 Sphingobium.
The phylogenetic position of this species was determined in a genome-scale analysis by Hördt et al. (2020).Publication:
Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.