Reclassification of Herbaspirillum putei as a later heterotypic synonym of Herbaspirillum huttiense, with the description of H. huttiense subsp. huttiense subsp. nov. and H. huttiense subsp. putei subsp. nov., comb. nov., and description of Herbaspirillum aquaticum sp. nov.
Resequencing of the 16S rRNA gene of the type strain of Herbaspirillum putei Ding and Yokota 2004 revealed 99.9 % sequence similarity to that of the type strain of Herbaspirillum huttiense (Leifson 1962) Ding and Yokota 2004. This high phylogenetic relatedness of H. putei and H. huttiense was confirmed by the results of DNA-DNA hybridization between H… (More)