en.do.phy’ti.cum. Gr. pref.endo-, within; Gr. neut. n.phyton, plant; L. neut. adj. suff.-icum, adjectival suffix used with the sense of belonging to; N.L. neut. adj.endophyticum, within plant, referring to the endophytic nature of the strain and its isolation from plant tissue
Fries J, Pfeiffer S, Kuffner M, Sessitsch A. Spirosoma endophyticum sp. nov., isolated from Zn- and Cd-accumulating Salix caprea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:4586-4590.
Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 63, part 12 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:697-699.
validly published under the ICNP
The genome of the type strain was sequenced as part of the GEBA (Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea) project.Publication:
Garcia-Lopez M, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Hahnke RL, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000 Type-Strain Genomes Improves Taxonomic Classification of Bacteroidetes. Front Microbiol 2019; 10:2083.
In the protologue of the paper of Fries et al. 2013, the species name is erroneously cited as Spirosoma endophytica. — Leibniz Institute DSMZ. Prokaryotic Nomenclature Up-to-date, 2018-12-11.