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Genus Rhodopseudomonas

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Number of species cited in this file: 22
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").


For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


 

Rhodopseudomonas Czurda and Maresch 1937, genus.
Type species: ¤ Rhodopseudomonas palustris (Molisch 1907) van Niel 1944 (Approved Lists 1980).
Synonyms: "Rhodobacillus" Molisch 1907, "Rhodomonas" Kluyver and van Niel 1936.
Recommended three-letter abbreviation: Rps. (see the file ¤ "Three-letter code for abbreviations of generic names").
Etymology: Gr. n. rhodon, the rose; N.L. fem. n. Pseudomonas, a bacterial genus; N.L. fem. n. Rhodopseudomonas, the red Pseudomonas.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: CZURDA (V.) and MARESCH (E.): Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Athiorhodobakterien-Gesellschaften. Archiv fur Mikrobiologie, 1937, 8, 99-124.

Notes:
1 On the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, this nomenclatural name is incorrectly cited as Rhodopseudomonas Kluyver and van Niel 1937 (sic).
Reference: HILL (L.R.), SKERMAN (V.B.D.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.): Corrigenda to the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names edited for the International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 508-511.
Original article in IJSEM Online
2 In the judicial Opinion 49, this name is cited as Rhodopseudomonas Czurda and Maresch 1937 emend. van Niel 1944.
Reference: LAPAGE (S.P.), SNEATH (P.H.A.), LESSEL (E.F.), SKERMAN (V.B.D.), SEELIGER (H.P.R.) and CLARK (W.A.): International code of nomenclature of bacteria (1990 revision), American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C., 1992, p. 103.

Rhodopseudomonas Czurda and Maresch 1937 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Imhoff et al. 1984.
Type species: ¤ Rhodopseudomonas palustris (Molisch 1907) van Niel 1944 (Approved Lists 1980).
Synonyms: "Rhodobacillus" Molisch 1907, "Rhodomonas" Kluyver and van Niel 1936.
Recommended three-letter abbreviation: Rps. (see the file ¤ "Three-letter code for abbreviations of generic names").
Etymology: Gr. n. rhodon, the rose; N.L. fem. n. Pseudomonas, a bacterial genus; N.L. fem. n. Rhodopseudomonas, the red Pseudomonas.
Reference: IMHOFF (J.F.), TRÜPER (H.G.) and PFENNIG (N.): Rearrangement of the species and genera of the phototrophic "purple nonsulfur bacteria". Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 340-343.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodopseudomonas acidophila Pfennig 1969, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Pfennig 7050 = ATCC 25092= CIP 103962 = DSM 137 = LMG 4304.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733696.
Etymology: N.L. n. acidum (from L. adj. acidus, sour), an acid; N.L. adj. philus -a -um (from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on), friend, loving; N.L. fem. adj. acidophila, acid-loving.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: PFENNIG (N.): Rhodopseudomonas acidophila sp. n. a new species of the budding purple nonsulfur bacteria. Journal of Bacteriology, 1969, 99, 597-602.

¤ Rhodoblastus acidophilus (Pfennig 1969) Imhoff 2001, comb. nov.

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Rhodopseudomonas adriatica Neutzling et al. 1984, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Imhoff 6II = BN 721(6II) = ATCC 35885= DSM 2781.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D16418.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. adriatica, pertaining to the Adriatic Sea.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 16. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 503-504.
Effective publication: NEUTZLING (O.), IMHOFF (J.F.) and TRÜPER (H.G.): Rhodopseudomonas adriatica sp. nov., a new species of the Rhodospirillaceae, dependent on reduced sulfur compounds. Arch. Microbiol., 1984, 137, 256-261.
Validation List no. 16 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

¤ Rhodobacter adriaticus (Neutzling et al. 1984) Imhoff et al. 1984, comb. nov.

¤ Rhodovulum adriaticum (Neutzling et al. 1984) Hiraishi and Ueda 1994, comb. nov.

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Rhodopseudomonas blastica Eckersley and Dow 1981, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 33485= CIP 104374 = DSM 2131 = IFO (now NBRC) 16437 = LMG 4305 = NCIMB 11576.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ342322.
Etymology: Gr. adj. blastikos -ê -on, budding, sprouting; N.L. fem. adj. blastica, budding, apt to bud.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 6. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1981, 31, 215-218.
Effective publication: ECKERSLEY (K.) and DOW (C.S.): Rhodopseudomonas blastica sp. nov.: a member of the Rhodospirillaceae. J. Gen. Microbiol., 1980, 119, 465-473.
Validation List no. 6 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

¤ Rhodobacter blasticus corrig. (Eckersley and Dow 1981) Kawasaki et al. 1994, comb. nov.

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Rhodopseudomonas capsulata (Molisch 1907) van Niel 1944, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 11166= CIP 104408 = DSM 1710 = IFO (now NBRC) 16435 = JCM 21090 = LMG 2962.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D16428.
Synonyms: "Rhodonostoc capsulatum" Molisch 1907, "Rhodopseudomonas capsulatus" (sic) (Molisch) van Niel 1944.
Etymology: L. n. capsula, a small box or chest; L. fem. suff. -ata, suffix denoting provided with; N.L. fem. adj. capsulata, with a chest, capsuled.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: 1 MOLISCH (H.): Die Purpurbakterien nach neuen Untersuchungen. G. Fischer, Jena I-VII, 1907, pp. 1-95. 2 VAN NIEL (C.B.): The culture, general physiology, morphology and classification of the nonsulfur purple and brown bacteria. Bacteriological Reviews, 1944, 8, 1-118.

¤ Rhodobacter capsulatus (Molisch 1907) Imhoff et al. 1984, comb. nov.

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Rhodopseudomonas faecalis Zhang et al. 2002, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) gc = AS1.2176 = JCM 11668.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF123085.
Etymology: L. n.  faex faecis, dregs, faeces; L. fem. suff. -alis, suffix denoting pertaining to; N.L. fem. adj. faecalis, pertaining to faeces, as the organism was found in chicken faeces.
Valid publication: ZHANG (D.), YANG (H.), HUANG (Z.), ZHANG (W.) and LIU (S.J.): Rhodopseudomonas faecalis sp. nov., a phototrophic bacterium isolated from an anaerobic reactor that digests chicken faeces. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 2055-2060.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodopseudomonas gelatinosa (Molisch 1907) van Niel 1944, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 17011= CCUG 15841 = CCUG 21977 = CCUG 21990 = CIP 107072 = DSM 1709 = IFO (now NBRC) 16663 = LMG 4311 = NCIB (now NCIMB) 8290.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D16213.
Synonym: "Rhodocystis gelatinosa" Molisch 1907.
Etymology: N.L. n. gelatinum (from L. part. adj. gelatus, frozen), gelatin; L. suff. -osus -a -um, suffix used with the sense of full of, prone to; N.L. fem. adj. gelatinosa, gelatinous.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: 1 MOLISCH (H.): Die Purpurbakterien nach neuen Untersuchungen. G. Fischer, Jena I-VII, 1907, pp. 1-95. 2 VAN NIEL (C.B.): The culture, general physiology, morphology and classification of the nonsulfur purple and brown bacteria. Bacteriological Reviews, 1944, 8, 1-118.

¤ Rhodocyclus gelatinosus (Molisch 1907) Imhoff et al. 1984, comb. nov.

¤ Rubrivivax gelatinosus (Molisch 1907) Willems et al. 1991, comb. nov.

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Rhodopseudomonas globiformis Pfennig 1974, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 35887= DSM 161 = LMG 4312.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D86513.
Etymology: L. n. globus, ball, sphere, globe; L. adj. suffix -formis -is -e, -like, in the shape of; N.L. fem. adj. globiformis, sphere-shaped.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: PFENNIG (N.): Rhodopseudomonas globiformis, sp. n., a new species of the Rhodospirillaceae. Archives of Microbiology, 1974, 100, 197-206.

¤ Rhodopila globiformis (Pfennig 1974) Imhoff et al. 1984, comb. nov.

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Rhodopseudomonas harwoodiae Venkata Ramana et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA531 = KCTC 5841 = NBRC 107575.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FN813512.
Etymology: N.L. fem. gen. n. harwoodiae, of Harwood, named after Professor Dr C. S. Harwood, a microbiologist who has significantly contributed to the knowledge of aromatic hydrocarbon metabolism of Rhodopseudomonas palustris strain CGA009.
Valid publication: VENKATA RAMANA (V.), KALYANA CHAKRAVARTHY (S.), SHALEM RAJ (P.), VINAY KUMAR (B.), SHOBHA (E.), RAMAPRASAD (E.V.V.), SASIKALA (C.) and RAMANA (C.V.): Descriptions of Rhodopseudomonas parapalustris sp. nov., Rhodopseudomonas harwoodiae sp. nov. and Rhodopseudomonas pseudopalustris sp. nov., and emended description of Rhodopseudomonas palustris. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1790-1798.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodopseudomonas julia Kompantseva 1993, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) KR-11-67 = ATCC 51105= DSM 11549.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB087720.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. julia, pertaining to July, intended to mean discovered and described in July.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 44. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, 43, 188-189.
Effective publication: KOMPANTSEVA (E.I.): A new species of budding purple bacterium: Rhodopseudomonas julia sp. nov. Mikrobiologiya, 1989, 58, 319-325.
Validation List no. 44 in IJSEM Online

Note: The 16S rDNA sequence of the strain DSM 11549 indicates that it is a Rhodobium strain. The strain is identical with that held in the ATCC (ATCC 51105, but E. I. Kompantseva indicates that this strain does not correspond with the original description, indicating that an incorrect strain may be in circulation.
References:
1 DSMZ website (see http://www.dsmz.de/microorganisms/html/strains/strain.dsm011549.html).
2 URDIAIN (M.), LÓPEZ-LÓPEZ (A.), GONZALO (C.), BUSSE (H.J.), LANGER (S.), KÄMPFER (P.) and ROSSELLÓ-MÓRA (R.): Reclassification of Rhodobium marinum and Rhodobium pfennigii as Afifella marina gen. nov. comb. nov. and Afifella pfennigii comb. nov., a new genus of photoheterotrophic Alphaproteobacteria and emended descriptions of Rhodobium, Rhodobium orientis and Rhodobium gokarnense. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 2008, 31, 339-351. Effective publication Online

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Rhodopseudomonas marina Imhoff 1984, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Imhoff BN 126 = BN 126 = ATCC 35675= CIP 104405 = DSM 2698 = NBRC 100434.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D30790.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. marina, of or belonging to the sea, marine.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 14. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1984, 34, 270-271.
Effective publication: IMHOFF (J.F.): Rhodopseudomonas marina sp. nov., a new marine phototrophic purple bacterium. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1983, 4, 512-521.
Validation List no. 14 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

¤ Rhodobium marinum (Imhoff 1984) Hiraishi et al. 1995, comb. nov.

¤ Afifella marina (Imhoff 1984) Urdiain et al. 2009, comb. nov.

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Rhodopseudomonas palustris (Molisch 1907) van Niel 1944, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATH 2.1.6 = ATCC 17001.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D25312.
Synonyms: "Rhodobacillus palustris" Molisch 1907, "Rhodobacterium capsulatum" Molisch 1907, "Rhodovibrio parvus" Molisch 1907, "Rhodomonas palustris" (Molisch) Kluyver and van Niel 1936.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. palustris, marshy, swampy.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: 1 MOLISCH (H.): Die Purpurbakterien nach neuen Untersuchungen. G. Fischer, Jena I-VII, 1907, pp. 1-95. 2 VAN NIEL (C.B.): The culture, general physiology, morphology and classification of the nonsulfur purple and brown bacteria. Bacteriological Reviews, 1944, 8, 1-118.

Note: According to Hiraishi et al. 1992, Rhodopseudomonas palustris (Molisch 1907) van Niel 1944 (Approved Lists 1980) is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Rhodopseudomonas rutila Akiba et al. 1983.
Reference: HIRAISHI (A.), SANTOS (T.S.), SUGIYAMA (J.) and KOMAGATA (K.): Rhodopseudomonas rutila is a later subjective synonym of Rhodopseudomonas palustris. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 186-188.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Rhodopseudomonas palustris (Molisch 1907) van Niel 1944 emend. Venkata Ramana et al. 2012.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATH 2.1.6 = ATCC 17001.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D25312.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. palustris, marshy, swampy.
Reference: VENKATA RAMANA (V.), KALYANA CHAKRAVARTHY (S.), SHALEM RAJ (P.), VINAY KUMAR (B.), SHOBHA (E.), RAMAPRASAD (E.V.V.), SASIKALA (C.) and RAMANA (C.V.): Descriptions of Rhodopseudomonas parapalustris sp. nov., Rhodopseudomonas harwoodiae sp. nov. and Rhodopseudomonas pseudopalustris sp. nov., and emended description of Rhodopseudomonas palustris. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1790-1798.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodopseudomonas parapalustris Venkata Ramana et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA310 = KCTC 5839 = NBRC 106083.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AM947938.
Etymology: Gr. prep. para, alongside of, resembling; L. fem. adj. palustris, marshy, and also a bacterial epithet; N.L. fem. adj. parapalustris, resembling Rhodopseudomonas palustris.
Valid publication: VENKATA RAMANA (V.), KALYANA CHAKRAVARTHY (S.), SHALEM RAJ (P.), VINAY KUMAR (B.), SHOBHA (E.), RAMAPRASAD (E.V.V.), SASIKALA (C.) and RAMANA (C.V.): Descriptions of Rhodopseudomonas parapalustris sp. nov., Rhodopseudomonas harwoodiae sp. nov. and Rhodopseudomonas pseudopalustris sp. nov., and emended description of Rhodopseudomonas palustris. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1790-1798.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodopseudomonas pentothenatexigens Kumar et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA575 = KCTC 15143 = NBRC 108862.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR851927.
Etymology: N.L. n. pentothenas -atis, pentothenate; L. part. adj. exigens, demanding; N.L. part. adj. pentothenatexigens, pentothenate-demanding.
Valid publication: KUMAR (B.V.), RAMAPRASAD (E.V.V.), SASIKALA (C.) and RAMANA (C.V.): Rhodopseudomonas pentothenatexigens sp. nov. and Rhodopseudomonas thermotolerans sp. nov., isolated from paddy soils. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 200-207.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodopseudomonas pseudopalustris Venkata Ramana et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) DSM 123 = NBRC 100419.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB498818.
Etymology: Gr. adj. pseudês, false; L. fem. adj. palustris, marshy, and also a bacterial epithet; N.L. fem. adj. pseudopalustris, the false (Rhodopseudomonas) palustris.
Valid publication: VENKATA RAMANA (V.), KALYANA CHAKRAVARTHY (S.), SHALEM RAJ (P.), VINAY KUMAR (B.), SHOBHA (E.), RAMAPRASAD (E.V.V.), SASIKALA (C.) and RAMANA (C.V.): Descriptions of Rhodopseudomonas parapalustris sp. nov., Rhodopseudomonas harwoodiae sp. nov. and Rhodopseudomonas pseudopalustris sp. nov., and emended description of Rhodopseudomonas palustris. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 1790-1798.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodopseudomonas rhenobacensis Hougardy et al. 2000, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Rb = CIP 106682 = DSM 12706.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB087719.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. rhenobacensis, pertaining to Rheinbach, a small German town.
Valid publication: HOUGARDY (A.), TINDALL (B.J.) and KLEMME (J.H.): Rhodopseudomonas rhenobacensis sp. nov., a new nitrate-reducing purple non-sulfur bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 985-992.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodopseudomonas rosea Janssen and Harfoot 1991, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Janssen and Harfoot 941 = 941 = ATCC 49724= DSM 5909.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D25313.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. rosea, rose-colored, pink.
Valid publication: JANSSEN (P.H.) and HARFOOT (C.G.): Rhodopseudomonas rosea sp. nov., a new purple nonsulfur bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1991, 41, 26-30.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Rhodoplanes roseus (Janssen and Harfoot 1991) Hiraishi and Ueda 1994, comb. nov.

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Rhodopseudomonas rutila Akiba et al. 1983, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) R1 = R-1 = ATCC 33872= JCM 2524.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D14435.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. rutila, red, as anaerobic cultures are red.
Valid publication: AKIBA (T.), USAMI (R.) and HORIKOSHI (K.): Rhodopseudomonas rutila, a new species of nonsulfur purple photosynthetic bacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 551-556.
Original article in IJSEM Online

¤ Rhodopseudomonas palustris (Molisch 1907) van Niel 1944 (Approved Lists 1980).

Note: According to Hiraishi et al. 1992, Rhodopseudomonas rutila Akiba et al. 1983 is a later heterotypic synonym of ¤ Rhodopseudomonas palustris (Molisch 1907) van Niel 1944 (Approved Lists 1980).
Reference: HIRAISHI (A.), SANTOS (T.S.), SUGIYAMA (J.) and KOMAGATA (K.): Rhodopseudomonas rutila is a later subjective synonym of Rhodopseudomonas palustris. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1992, 42, 186-188.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides van Niel 1944, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Van Niel's ATH 2.4.1 = ATCC 17023= CCUG 31486 = CIP 60.6 = DSM 158 = IFO (now NBRC) 12203 = LMG 2827.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X53853.
Synonyms: "Rhodococcus capsulatus" Molisch 1907, "Rhodococcus minor" Molisch 1907, "Rhodosphaera capsulata" (Molisch) Buchanan 1918, "Rhodosphaera minor" (Molisch) Bergey et al. 1923, "Rhodorhagus capsulatus" (sic) (Molisch) Bergey et al. 1925, "Rhodorhagus minor" (sic) (Molisch) Bergey et al. 1925, "Rhodorrhagus capsulatus" Bergey et al. 1939, "Rhodopseudomonas spheroides" (sic) van Niel 1944, "Rhodorrhagus spheroides" (sic) (van Niel) Brisou 1955.
Etymology: L. n. sphaera, sphere, globe; L. suff. -oides (from Gr. suff. -eides, from Gr. n. eidos, that which is seen, form, shape, figure), ressembling, similar; N.L. fem. adj. sphaeroides, spherical.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: VAN NIEL (C.B.): The culture, general physiology, morphology and classification of the nonsulfur purple and brown bacteria. Bacteriological Reviews, 1944, 8, 1-118.

¤ Rhodobacter sphaeroides (van Niel 1944) Imhoff et al. 1984, comb. nov.

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Rhodopseudomonas sulfidophila Hansen and Veldkamp 1973, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Hansen W4 = ATCC 35886= DSM 1374 = LMG 5201.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D16423.
Etymology: N.L. n. sulfidum, sulfide; N.L. fem. adj. phila (from Gr. fem. adj. philê), friend, loving; N.L. fem. adj. sulfidophila, sulfide loving.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: HANSEN (T.A.) and VELDKAMP (H.): Rhodopseudomonas sulfidophila, nov. spec., a new species of the purple nonsulfur bacteria. Archiv fur Mikrobiologie, 1973, 92, 45-58.

¤ Rhodobacter sulfidophilus (Hansen and Veldkamp 1973) Imhoff et al. 1984, comb. nov.

¤ Rhodovulum sulfidophilum (Hansen and Veldkamp 1973) Hiraishi and Ueda 1994, comb. nov.

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Rhodopseudomonas sulfoviridis Keppen and Gorlenko 1975, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) V.M. Gorlenko P1 = DSM 729 = NBRC 103805.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D86514.
Etymology: L. n. sulfur, sulfur; L. adj. viridis, green; N.L. fem. adj. sulfoviridis, green and with sulfur.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: KEPPEN (O.I.) and GORLENKO (V.M.): Characteristics of a new species of budding purple bacteria containing bacteriochlorophyll b. Mikrobiologiya, 1975, 44, 258-264 (in Russian).

¤ Blastochloris sulfoviridis (Keppen and Gorlenko 1975) Hiraishi 1997, comb. nov.

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Rhodopseudomonas thermotolerans Kumar et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA576 = KCTC 15144 = NBRC 108863.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR851928.
Etymology: Gr. n. thermê, heat; L. part. adj. tolerans, tolerating; N.L. part. adj. thermotolerans, able to tolerate high temperatures.
Valid publication: KUMAR (B.V.), RAMAPRASAD (E.V.V.), SASIKALA (C.) and RAMANA (C.V.): Rhodopseudomonas pentothenatexigens sp. nov. and Rhodopseudomonas thermotolerans sp. nov., isolated from paddy soils. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2013, 63, 200-207.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodopseudomonas viridis Drews and Giesbrecht 1966, species.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) G. Drews F = ATCC 19567= CCUG 7830 = CCUG 30818 = DSM 133 = HAMBI 1089 = LMG 4321 = NBRC 102659.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AF084495.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. viridis, green.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: DREWS (G.) and GIESBRECHT (P.): Rhodopseudomonas viridis, nov. spec., ein neu isoliertes, obligat phototrophes Bakterium. Archiv fur Mikrobiologie, 1966, 53, 255-262.

¤ Blastochloris viridis (Drews and Giesbrecht 1966) Hiraishi 1997, comb. nov.

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