Genus "Acidithrix"

Name: "Acidithrix" Jones and Johnson 2015

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: A.ci.di.thr’ix L. neut. n. acidum, an acid; from L. masc. adj. acidus, sour; Gr. fem. n. thrix, hair, thread; N.L. fem. n. Acidithrix, acid thread

Original publication: Jones RM, Johnson DB. Acidithrix ferrooxidans gen. nov., sp. nov.; a filamentous and obligately heterotrophic, acidophilic member of the Actinobacteria that catalyzes dissimilatory oxido-reduction of iron. Res Microbiol 2015; 166:111-120.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Parent taxon: [Acidimicrobiales, not assigned to family]

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