Name: Sinorhizobium Chen et al. 1988

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: M.L. n. sina, China; Gr. fem. n. rhiza, a root; Gr. masc. n. bios, life; N.L. neut. n. Sinorhizobium, which lives in a root in China; N.L. neut. n. Rhizobium, isolated in China

Type species: Sinorhizobium fredii (Scholla and Elkan 1984) Chen et al. 1988

Valid publication: Chen WX, Yan GH, Li JL. Numerical taxonomic study of fast-growing soybean rhizobia and a proposal that Rhizobium fredii be assigned to Sinorhizobium gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1988; 38:392-397.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Ensifer Casida 1982

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 11
Total number of child taxa: 15

Parent taxon: Rhizobiaceae Conn 1938 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Rome S, Fernandez MP, Brunel B, Normand P, Cleyet-Marel JC. Sinorhizobium medicae sp. nov., isolated from annual Medicago spp. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:972-980.

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