Name: "Charonomicrobium" Csotonyi et al. 2011

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Cha.ro.no.mic.ro’bi.um Gr. n. Charon, boatswain of Styx River in Greek and Roman mythology, the only being who could cross regularly between the common world and the underworld, symbolizing the way in which EG17T is able to survive by photosynthesizing on both sides of the aerobic/anaerobic redox gradient; N.L. neut. n. microbium, a microbe; N.L. neut. n. Charonomicrobium, the Charon microbe

Type species: "Charonomicrobium ambiphototrophicum" Csotonyi et al. 2011

Original publication: Csotonyi JT, Stackebrandt E, Swiderski J, Schumann P, Yurkov V. An alphaproteobacterium capable of both aerobic and anaerobic anoxygenic photosynthesis but incapable of photoautotrophy: Charonomicrobium ambiphototrophicum, gen. nov., sp. nov. Photosynth Res 2011; 107:257-268.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 0
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: [Alphaproteobacteria, not assigned to family]

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