Name: Rhodospira Pfennig et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. rhodon, the rose; Gr. fem. n. spira, a spiral; N.L. fem. n. Rhodospira, the rose spiral

Type species: Rhodospira trueperi Pfennig et al. 1998

Effective publication: Pfennig N, Lunsdorf H, Suling J, Imhoff JF. Rhodospira trueperi gen. nov., spec. nov., a new phototrophic Proteobacterium of the alpha group. Arch Microbiol 1997; 168:39-45.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 64. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:327-328.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Rhodospirillaceae Pfennig and TrĂ¼per 1971 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Class I. Alphaproteobacteria class. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 1.

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