Species Sphingomonas difficilis

Name: Sphingomonas difficilis Feng et al. 2017

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: dif.fi’ci.lis L. masc./fem. adj. difficilis, referring to the type strain being difficult to culture, growing only on solid media

Gender: feminine

Type strains: 1PNM-26; DSM 27573; GDMCC 1; GDMCC 1.664; KCTC 42758

16S rRNA gene: JQ429466 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Feng GD, Xiong X, Zhu HH, Li HP. Sphingomonas difficilis sp. nov., a difficultly cultivable bacterium that grows on solid but not in liquid medium, isolated from an abandoned lead-zinc mine. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:5273-5278.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 67, part 12 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:695-697.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Sphingomonas Yabuuchi et al. 1990

Assigned by: Feng GD, Xiong X, Zhu HH, Li HP. Sphingomonas difficilis sp. nov., a difficultly cultivable bacterium that grows on solid but not in liquid medium, isolated from an abandoned lead-zinc mine. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:5273-5278.

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