Species Sphingomonas wittichii

Name: Sphingomonas wittichii Yabuuchi et al. 2001

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. wittichii, of Wittich, referring to Rolf-Michael Wittich, the German bacteriologist who first isolated this potent metabolizer of dibenzo-p-dioxin from the water of the river Elbe and described the metabolism of the compound by this organism

Gender: feminine

Type strains: CCUG 31198; DSM 6014; EY 4224; JCM 10273; RW1; SMUM 2128

16S rRNA gene: AB021492 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Yabuuchi E, Yamamoto H, Terakubo S, Okamura N, Naka T, Fujiwara N, Kobayashi K, Kosako Y, Hiraishi A. Proposal of Sphingomonas wittichii sp. nov. for strain RW1T, known as a dibenzo-p-dioxin metabolizer. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:281-292.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 51, part 2 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:795-796.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Rhizorhabdus wittichii (Yabuuchi et al. 2001) Hördt et al. 2020

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Sphingomonas Yabuuchi et al. 1990

Assigned by: Yabuuchi E, Yamamoto H, Terakubo S, Okamura N, Naka T, Fujiwara N, Kobayashi K, Kosako Y, Hiraishi A. Proposal of Sphingomonas wittichii sp. nov. for strain RW1T, known as a dibenzo-p-dioxin metabolizer. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:281-292.

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