Species Sphingomonas herbicidovorans

Name: Sphingomonas herbicidovorans Zipper et al. 1997

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. fem. n. herba, an herb; L. suff. -cida, murderer, killer; from L. v. caedo, to cut or kill; L. pres. part. vorans, eating, devouring; N.L. part. adj. herbicidovorans, herbicide-devouring, referring to its ability to utilize herbicides as a sole source of carbon and energy

Gender: feminine

Type strains: ATCC 700291; CIP 106705; DSM 11019; IFO 16415; LMG 18315; MH; NBRC 16415

16S rRNA gene: AB681063 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Zipper C, Nickel K, Angst W, Kohler HP. Complete microbial degradation of both enantiomers of the chiral herbicide mecoprop [(RS)-2-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy)propionic acid] in an enantioselective manner by Sphingomonas herbicidovorans sp. nov. Appl Environ Microbiol 1996; 62:4318-4322.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 61. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:601-602.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Sphingobium herbicidovorans (Zipper et al. 1997) Takeuchi et al. 2001

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Sphingomonas Yabuuchi et al. 1990

Assigned by: Zipper C, Nickel K, Angst W, Kohler HP. Complete microbial degradation of both enantiomers of the chiral herbicide mecoprop [(RS)-2-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy)propionic acid] in an enantioselective manner by Sphingomonas herbicidovorans sp. nov. Appl Environ Microbiol 1996; 62:4318-4322.

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