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Genus Rhodovulum

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: 20
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).


 

Rhodovulum Hiraishi and Ueda 1994, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Rhodovulum sulfidophilum (Hansen and Veldkamp 1973) Hiraishi and Ueda 1994.
Recommended three-letter abbreviation: Rdv. (see the file ¤ "Three-letter code for abbreviations of generic names").
Etymology: Gr. n. rhodon, the rose; N.L. dim. neut. n. ovulum (from L. n. ovum, an egg), a small egg; N.L. neut. dim. n. Rhodovulum, small red egg.
Valid publication: HIRAISHI (A.) and UEDA (Y.): Intrageneric structure of the genus Rhodobacter: transfer of Rhodobacter sulfidophilus and related marine species to the genus Rhodovulum gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1994, 44, 15-23.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: In 1997, the "Subcommittee on the taxonomy of phototrophic bacteria" proposed the abbreviation Rdv [1]. In the "Minutes of the meetings, 27 August 2003, Tokyo, Japan 2003", published in the May 2004 issue of the IJSEM, this abbreviation is erroneously cited as Rvu [2, 3].
References:
1 TRÜPER (H.G.) and MADIGAN (M.T.): International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology - Subcommittee on the taxonomy of phototrophic bacteria. Minutes of the meetings, 10 September 1997, Vienna, Austria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 925-926.
Minutes of the Meetings, 10 September 1997, Vienna, Austria in IJSEM Online
2 IMHOFF (J.F.) and MADIGAN (M.T.): International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes - Subcommitteee on the taxonomy of phototrophic bacteria. Minutes of the meetings, 27 August 2003, Tokyo, Japan. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 1001-1003.
Minutes of the meetings, 27 August 2003, Tokyo, Japan in IJSEM Online
3 IMHOFF (J.F.): Personal communication (May 13, 2004).
4 Erratum in IJSEM Online.

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Rhodovulum adriaticum (Neutzling et al. 1984) Hiraishi and Ueda 1994, comb. 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.
Basonym: ¤ Rhodopseudomonas adriatica Neutzling et al. 1984.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. adriaticum, pertaining to the Adriatic Sea.
Other synonym: ¤ Rhodobacter adriaticus (Neutzling et al. 1984) Imhoff et al. 1984.
Reference: HIRAISHI (A.) and UEDA (Y.): Intrageneric structure of the genus Rhodobacter: transfer of Rhodobacter sulfidophilus and related marine species to the genus Rhodovulum gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1994, 44, 15-23.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum aestuarii Divyasree et al. 2016, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA924=LMG 29031=KCTC 15485.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: LN866627.
Etymology: L. gen. n. aestuarii, of an estuary, the environment from which the type strain was isolated.
Source: Environmental - marine.
Valid publication: DIVYASREE, B., LAKSHMI, K. V., BHARTI, D., SASIKALA, CH. and RAMANA CH., V. 2016. Rhodovulum aestuarii sp. nov., isolated from a brackish water body. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 165-171.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum algae Ramaprasad et al. 2016, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA877=LMG 29228= KCTC 42963.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: LN908891.
Etymology: L. fem. gen. n. algae, of an alga, referring to the isolation source of the type strain.
Source: Plant.
Valid publication: RAMAPRASAD, E. V., TUSHAR, L., DAVE, B., SASIKALA, Ch. and RAMANA, Ch. V. 2016. Rhodovulum algae sp. nov., isolated from an algal mat. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 3367-3371.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum bhavnagarense Srinivas et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA738 = DSM 24766 = KCTC 15110.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR828479.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. bhavnagarense, of or belonging to Bhavnagar, a coastal place in Gujarat, India famous for solar salterns.
Valid publication: SRINIVAS (A.), RAHUL (K.), RAMAPRASAD (E.V.V.), SASIKALA (C.) and RAMANA (C.V.): Rhodovulum bhavnagarense sp. nov., a phototrophic alphaproteobacterium isolated from a pink pond. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 2528-2532.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum euryhalinum (Kompantseva 1989) Hiraishi and Ueda 1994, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) Kompantseva KA-65 = KA-65 = DSM 4868.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D16426.
Basonym: ¤ Rhodobacter euryhalinus Kompantseva 1989.
Etymology: Gr. adj. eurus, wide, broad; Gr. n. hals halos, salt; L. suff. -inus -a -um, suffix used with the sense of belonging to; N.L. neut. adj. euryhalinum, living in a wide range of salinity.
Valid publication: HIRAISHI (A.) and UEDA (Y.): Intrageneric structure of the genus Rhodobacter: transfer of Rhodobacter sulfidophilus and related marine species to the genus Rhodovulum gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1994, 44, 15-23.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum imhoffii Srinivas et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA125 = DSM 18064 = JCM 13589.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AM180953.
Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. imhoffii, of Imhoff, named after Johannes F. Imhoff, a German microbiologist who has made a significant contribution to our knowledge of anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria.
Valid publication: SRINIVAS (T.N.R.), KUMAR (P.A.), SASIKALA (C.) and RAMANA (C.V.): Rhodovulum imhoffii sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 228-232.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum iodosum Straub et al. 1999, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) N1 = ATCC 700895= DSM 12328.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y15011.
Etymology: Gr. adj. iodes, violet, rusty; L. suff. -osus -a -um, suffix used with the sense of full of, prone to; N.L. neut. adj. iodosum, indicating the formation of rusty ferric iron deposits.
Valid publication: STRAUB (K.L.), RAINEY (F.A.) and WIDDEL (F.): Rhodovulum iodosum sp. nov. and Rhodovulum robiginosum sp. nov., two new marine phototrophic ferrous-iron-oxidizing purple bacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 729-735.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum kholense Anil Kumar et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA297 = ATCC BAA-1544 = CCUG 55397 = JCM 14888.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AM748927.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. kholense, pertaining to Khola, from where the type strain was isolated.
Valid publication: ANIL KUMAR (P.), APARNA (P.), SRINIVAS (T.N.R.), SASIKALA (C.) and RAMANA (C.V.): Rhodovulum kholense sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 1723-1726.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum lacipunicei Chakravarthy et al. 2009, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA322 = KCTC 5700 = NBRC 104147.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AM921780.
Etymology: L. n. lacus -us, a lake, a pond; L. adj. puniceus -a -um, purple-coloured; N.L. gen. n. lacipunicei, of/from a purple pond.
Valid publication: CHAKRAVARTHY (S.K.), SUCHARITHA (K.), SASIKALA (C.) and RAMANA (C.V.): Rhodovulum lacipunicei sp. nov., an obligate sulfide-demanding phototrophic alphaproteobacterium isolated from a purple pond in India. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2009, 59, 1615-1619.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum mangrovi Nupur et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) AK41=MTCC 11825=JCM 19220.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: HG529993.
Etymology: N.L. gen. n. mangrovi, of or belonging to a mangrove.
Source: Environmental - soil.
Valid publication: NUPUR, P., SRINIVAS, T. N. R., TAKAICHI, S. and ANIL KUMAR, P. 2014. Rhodovulum mangrovi sp. nov., a phototrophic alphaproteobacterium isolated from a mangrove forest sediment sample. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 3168-3173.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum marinum Srinivas et al. 2006, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA128 = ATCC BAA-1215 = CCUG 52183 = JCM 13300.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ891122.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. marinum, of the sea, marine.
Valid publication: SRINIVAS (T.N.R.), KUMAR (P.A.), SASIKALA (C.), RAMANA (C. V.), SÜLING (J.) and IMHOFF (J.F.): Rhodovulum marinum sp. nov., a novel phototrophic purple non-sulfur alphaproteobacterium from marine tides of Visakhapatnam, India. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2006, 56, 1651-1656.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: In the paper by Srinivas et al. 2006, the type strain ATCC BAA-1215 is cited as ATCC BAA 1215 (without dash).

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Rhodovulum phaeolacus Lakshmi et al. 2011, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA580 = KCTC 5963 = NBRC 107649.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FN669139.
Etymology: Gr. adj. phaeos, dark, brown; L. n. lacus -us, a large reservoir for water, a pond; N.L. gen. n. phaeolacus, of/from a brown pound.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 142. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61, 2563-2565.
Effective publication: LAKSHMI (K.V.N.S.), SASILAKA (C.)., RAMANA (V.V.), RAMAPRASAD (E.V.V.) and RAMANA (C.V.): Rhodovulum phaeolacus sp. nov. a phototrophic alphaproteobacterium isolated from a brown pond. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol., 2011, 57, 145-151.
Validation List no. 142 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

Note: In the effective publication the type strain NBRC 107649 is erroneously cited as NBRC 107612.
Reference: ASSOCIATE EDITOR, IJSEM: Validation List no. 142 (footnote §§). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2011, 61, 2563-2565.
Validation List no. 142 in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum robiginosum Straub et al. 1999, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) N2 = ATCC 700896= DSM 12329.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y15012.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. robiginosum, rusty, indicating the formation of rusty ferric iron deposits.
Valid publication: STRAUB (K.L.), RAINEY (F.A.) and WIDDEL (F.): Rhodovulum iodosum sp. nov. and Rhodovulum robiginosum sp. nov., two new marine phototrophic ferrous-iron-oxidizing purple bacteria. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1999, 49, 729-735.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum salis Srinivas et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA746=NBRC 108898=KCTC 15180.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: HE680093.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: N/A.
Etymology: L. gen. n. salis, of salt pertaining to the isolation of the type strain from a salt pan.
Source: Environmental - marine.
Valid publication: SRINIVAS, A., KUMAR, B. V., SREE, B. D., TUSHAR, L., SASIKALA, CH. and RAMANA CH., V. 2014. Rhodovulum salis sp. nov. and Rhodovulum viride sp. nov., phototrophic Alphaproteobacteria isolated from marine habitats. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 957-962.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum steppense Kompantseva et al. 2010, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) A-20s = DSM 21153 = VKM B-2489.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EU741680.
Etymology: N.L. n. steppum, steppe; L. neut. suff. -ense, suffix used with the sense of pertaining to; N.L. neut. adj. steppense, of or pertaining to the steppe, widespread in steppe soda lakes.
Valid publication: KOMPANTSEVA (E.I.), KOMOVA (A.V.) and KOSTRIKINA (N.A.): Rhodovulum steppense sp. nov., an obligately haloalkaliphilic purple nonsulfur bacterium widespread in saline soda lakes of Central Asia. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2010, 60, 1210-1214.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum strictum Hiraishi and Ueda 1995, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MB-G2 = DSM 11289 = IFO (now NBRC) 16662 = JCM 9220.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: D16419.
Etymology: L. neut. part. adj. strictum, strait, tight, strict; referring to the fact that the cells require strict growth conditions.
Valid publication: HIRAISHI (A.) and UEDA (Y.): Isolation and characterization of Rhodovulum strictum sp. nov. and some other purple nonsulfur bacteria from colored blooms in tidal and seawater pools. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1995, 45, 319-326.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum sulfidophilum (Hansen and Veldkamp 1973) Hiraishi and Ueda 1994, comb. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
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.
Basonym: ¤ Rhodopseudomonas sulfidophila Hansen and Veldkamp 1973 (Approved Lists 1980).
Other synonym: ¤ Rhodobacter sulfidophilus (Hansen and Veldkamp 1973) Imhoff et al. 1984.
Etymology: N.L. n. sulfidum, sulfide; N.L. neut. adj. philum (from Gr. neut. adj. philon), friend, loving; N.L. neut. adj. sulfidophilum, sulfide loving.
Valid publication: HIRAISHI (A.) and UEDA (Y.): Intrageneric structure of the genus Rhodobacter: transfer of Rhodobacter sulfidophilus and related marine species to the genus Rhodovulum gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1994, 44, 15-23.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum tesquicola Kompantseva et al. 2012, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) A-36s = ATCC BAA-1573 = VKM B-2491.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: EU741685.
Etymology: L. pl. n. tesqua -orum, steppes; L. suff. -cola (from L. n. incola), inhabitant, dweller; N.L. n. tesquicola, a steppe dweller.
Valid publication: KOMPANTSEVA (E.I.), KOMOVA (A.V.), NOVIKOV (A.A.) and KOSTRIKINA (N.A.): Rhodovulum tesquicola sp. nov., a haloalkaliphilic purple non-sulfur bacterium from brackish steppe soda lakes. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2012, 62, 2962-2966.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum viride Srinivas et al. 2014, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA756=NBRC 109122=KCTC 15223.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: HE983843.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: N/A.
Etymology: L. neut. adj. viride, green, referring to a green bacterium.
Source: Environmental - marine.
Valid publication: SRINIVAS, A., KUMAR, B. V., SREE, B. D., TUSHAR, L., SASIKALA, CH. and RAMANA CH., V. 2014. Rhodovulum salis sp. nov. and Rhodovulum viride sp. nov., phototrophic Alphaproteobacteria isolated from marine habitats. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 64, 957-962.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rhodovulum visakhapatnamense Srinivas et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) JA181 = ATCC BAA-1274 = DSM 17937 = JCM 13531.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AM180707.
Etymology: N.L. neut. adj. visakhapatnamense, pertaining to Visakhapatnam, the place from which the type strain was isolated.
Valid publication: SRINIVAS (T.N.R.), ANIL KUMAR (P.), SASIKALA (C.), RAMANA (C.V.) and IMHOFF (J.F.): Rhodovulum visakhapatnamense sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 1762-1764.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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