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Genus Rothia

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: 8
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).


 

Rothia Georg and Brown 1967, genus.
Type species: ¤ Rothia dentocariosa (Onishi 1949) Georg and Brown 1967 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Rothia, named for Genevieve D. Roth, who performed basic studies with these organisms.
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: GEORG (L.K.) and BROWN (J.M.): Rothia, gen. nov., an aerobic genus of the family Actinomycetaceae. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1967, 17, 79-88.

Note: According to Collins et al. 2000, Rothia Georg and Brown 1967 (Approved Lists 1980) is an earlier heterotypic synonym of ¤ Stomatococcus Bergan and Kocur 1982.
Reference: COLLINS (M.D.), HUTSON (R.A.), BÅVERUD (V.) and FALSEN (E.): Characterization of a Rothia-like organism from a mouse: description of Rothia nasimurium sp. nov. and reclassification of Stomatococcus mucilaginosus as Rothia mucilaginosa comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 1247-1251.

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Rothia aeria Li et al. 2004, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) A1-17B = DSM 14556 = GTC 867 = JCM 11412.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AB071952.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. aeria, pertaining to the air, referring to the isolation of the type strain from the air inside the Mir space station.
Valid publication: LI (Y.), KAWAMURA (Y.), FUJIWARA (N.), NAKA (T.), LIU (H.), HUANG (X.), KOBAYASHI (K.) and EZAKI (T.): Rothia aeria sp. nov., Rhodococcus baikonurensis sp. nov. and Arthrobacter russicus sp. nov., isolated from air in the Russian space laboratory Mir. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 827-835.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rothia aerolata Kämpfer et al. 2016, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 140917-MRSA-09=LMG 29446=CCM 8669.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KU878871.
Whole-genome sequence accession no. for the type strain: .
Etymology: Gr. fem. n. aer, air; L. part. adj. lata, carried; N.L. part. adj. aerolata, airborne.
Source: Environmental.
Valid publication: KÄMPFER, P., KLEINHAGAUER, T., BUSSE, H. J., KLUG, K., JACKEL, U. and GLAESER, S. P. 2016. Rothia aerolata sp. nov., isolated from exhaust air of a pig barn Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66, 3102-3107.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rothia amarae Fan et al. 2002, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) J18 = AS 4.1721 = CCUG 47294 = JCM 11375.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY043359.
Etymology: Gr. n. amara, trench, conduit, channel; here a sewage duct; N.L. gen. n. amarae, of a sewage duct.
Valid publication: FAN (Y.), JIN (Z.), TONG (J.), LI (W.), PASCIAK (M.), GAMIAN (A.), LIU (Z.) and HUANG (Y.): Rothia amarae sp. nov., from sludge of a foul water sewer. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 2257-2260.
Original article in IJSEM Online

Note: The specific epithet amarae is a N.L. gen. n. (from Gr. n. amara, trench, conduit, channel) not a L. adj. as cited in the paper by Fan et al. 2002.

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Rothia dentocariosa (Onishi 1949) Georg and Brown 1967, species. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 17931= CCUG 35437 = CIP 81.83 = DSM 43762 = DSM 46363 = IFO (now NBRC) 12531 = JCM 3067 = NCTC 10917 = NRRL B-8017.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M59055, CP002280 (complete genome).
Synonyms: "Actinomyces dentocariosus" Onishi 1949, "Nocardia dentocariosus" (sic) (Onishi 1949) Roth 1957, "Nocardia salivae" Davis and Freer 1960.
Etymology: L. n. dens dentis, tooth; L. adj. cariosus -a -um, decayed, rotten; N.L. fem. adj. dentocariosa, tooth-decaying.
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 ONISHI (M.): Study on the actinomyces isolated from the deeper layer of carious dentine. Journal of Dental Research, 1949, 6, 273-282. 2 GEORG (L.K.) and BROWN (J.M.): Rothia, gen. nov., an aerobic genus of the family Actinomycetaceae. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1967, 17, 79-88.

Rothia dentocariosa (Onishi 1949) Georg and Brown 1967 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Daneshvar et al. 2004.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 17931= CCUG 35437 = CIP 81.83 = DSM 43762 = DSM 46363 = IFO (now NBRC) 12531 = JCM 3067 = NCTC 10917 = NRRL B-8017.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: M59055, CP002280 (complete genome).
Synonyms: "Actinomyces dentocariosus" Onishi 1949, "Nocardia dentocariosus" (sic) (Onishi 1949) Roth 1957, "Nocardia salivae" Davis and Freer 1960.
Etymology: L. n. dens dentis, tooth; L. adj. cariosus -a -um, decayed, rotten; N.L. fem. adj. dentocariosa, tooth-decaying.
References: List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion no. 1. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2005, 55, 7-8. [DANESHVAR (M.I.), HOLLIS (D.G.), WEYANT (R.S.), JORDAN (J.G.), MacGREGOR (J.P.), MOREY (R.E.), WHITNEY (A.M.), BRENNER (D.J.), STEIGERWALT (A.G.), HELSEL (L.O.), RANEY (P.M.), PATEL (J.B.), LEVETT (P.N.) and BROWN (J.M.): Identification of some charcoal-black-pigmented CDC fermentative coryneform group 4 isolates as Rothia dentocariosa and some as Corynebacterium aurimucosum: proposal of Rothia dentocariosa emend. Georg and Brown 1967, Corynebacterium aurimucosum emend. Yassin et al. 2002, and Corynebacterium nigricans Shukla et al. 2003 pro synon. Corynebacterium aurimucosum. J. Clin. Microbiol., 2004, 42, 4189-4198.]
List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion no. 1 in IJSEM Online - Original article Online

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Rothia endophytica Xiong et al. 2013, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) YIM 67072=DSM 26247=JCM 18541.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA) for the type strain: KC806052.
Etymology: Gr. pref. endo within; Gr. n. phyton plant; L. fem. suff. -ica adjectival suffix used with the sense of belonging to; N.L. fem. adj. endophytica within plant, endophytic, pertaining to the isolation from plant tissues.
Source: Plant.
Valid publication: XIONG, Z.-J., ZHANG, J.-L., ZHANG, D.-F., ZHOU, Z.-L., LIU, M.-J., ZHU, W.-Y., ZHAO, L.-X., XU, L.-H. and LI, W.-J. 2013. Rothia endophytica sp. nov., an actinobacterium isolated from Dysophylla stellata (Lour.) Benth. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 63, 3964-3969.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rothia mucilaginosa (Bergan and Kocur 1982) Collins et al. 2000, comb. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) ATCC 25296= CCM 2417 = CCUG 20962 = CIP 71.14 = DSM 20746 = IFO (now NBRC) 15673 = JCM 10910 = NCTC 10663.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: X87758.
Basonym: ¤ Stomatococcus mucilaginosus (ex Migula 1900) Bergan and Kocur 1982.
Other synonym: "Micrococcus mucilaginosus" Migula 1900.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. mucilaginosa, slimy.
Valid publication: COLLINS (M.D.), HUTSON (R.A.), BÅVERUD (V.) and FALSEN (E.): Characterization of a Rothia-like organism from a mouse: description of Rothia nasimurium sp. nov. and reclassification of Stomatococcus mucilaginosus as Rothia mucilaginosa comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 1247-1251.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rothia nasimurium Collins et al. 2000, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) CCUG 35957 = CIP 106912 = JCM 10909.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ131121.
Etymology: L. n. nasus, nose; L. gen. pl. n. murium, of mice; N.L. pl. gen. n. nasimurium, of the nose of mice.
Valid publication: COLLINS (M.D.), HUTSON (R.A.), BÅVERUD (V.) and FALSEN (E.): Characterization of a Rothia-like organism from a mouse: description of Rothia nasimurium sp. nov. and reclassification of Stomatococcus mucilaginosus as Rothia mucilaginosa comb. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2000, 50, 1247-1251.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Rothia terrae Chou et al. 2008, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) L-143 = BCRC 17588 = JCM 15158 = LMG 23708.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: DQ822568.
Etymology: L. gen. n. terrae, of the earth, referring to the organism being isolated from soil.
Valid publication: CHOU (Y.J.), CHOU (J.H.), LIN (K.Y.), LIN (M.C.), WEI (Y.H.), ARUN (A.B.), YOUNG (C.C.) and CHEN (W.M.): Rothia terrae sp. nov., isolated from soil in Taiwan. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2008, 58, 84-88.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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