The Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Nomenclature of Bacteria is requested to issue an Opinion conserving the generic name Beijerinck with a new type species, Beijerinck. The species previously regarded as the type, , cannot be recognized from descriptions, and no authentic cultures of this organism are extant. It is proposed that Beijerinck be placed on the list of rejected names. ATCC 9649 (= NCDO 213) is designated as the neotype strain of Beijerinck.


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