Name: Acidithrix Jones and Johnson 2022

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

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

Gender: feminine (stem: Aciditrich-)

Type species: Acidithrix ferrooxidans Jones and Johnson 2022

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective 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.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 208. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2022; 72:5592.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name


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: Acidimicrobiaceae Stackebrandt et al. 1997

Assigned by: Asem MD, Shi L, Jiao JY, Wang D, Han MX, Dong L, Liu F, Salam N, Li WJ. Desertimonas flava gen. nov., sp. nov. isolated from a desert soil, and proposal of Ilumatobacteraceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2018; 68:3593-3599.

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Record number: 16556
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