homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Thermodesulfobacterium mobile (Rozanova and Khudyakova 1974) Rozanova and Pivovarova 1991 is illegitimate because the genus name was not validated at that time and the specific epithet of the Desulfovibrio basonym was not retained.Publication:
Anonymous. Judicial Opinion No. 71. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:927.
In Validation List no. 36, the type strain VKM B-1128 is cited as VKM V-1128.Publication:
Anonymous. Validation list no. 36. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:178-179.
Rozanova and Pivovarova 1991 proposed the new combination Thermodesulfobacterium mobile (basonym: Desulfovibrio thermophilus). This new combination was illegitimate because (1) the genus name did not appear on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names and had not been validly published in the International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology since 1980 to 1991 (the genus name was validly published in 1995!); and (2) Rozanova and Pivovarova did not retain the specific epithet of the Desulfovibrio species (Rules 34a and 41a). Tao et al. 1996 , requested (i) that the date of valid publication of Rozanova and Pivovarova's organism be considered the date in 1995 when Zeikus et al. validly published the names of the genus Thermodesulfobacterium and its type species Thermodesulfobacterium commune (publication date: 9 January 1995); and (ii) that the name of Rozanova and Pivovarova' organism which is based on type strain VKM V-1128 DSM 1276, should be Thermodesulfobacterium thermophilum.Publication:
Tao TS, Yue YY, Fang CX. Irregularities in the validation of the genus Thermodesulfobacterium and its species. Request for an Opinion. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1996; 46:622.
The Judicial Commission [2, 3] comes to the conclusion that this Request for an Opinion is accepted.Publication:
De Vos P, Trüper HG. Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology IXth International (IUMS) Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology. Minutes of the meetings, 14, 15 and 18 August 1999, Sydney, Australia. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2000; 50:2239-2244.