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
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.
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
|Name||Nomenclatural status||Taxonomic status|
|"Charonomicrobium ambiphototrophicum" Csotonyi et al. 2011||not validly published|
Parent taxon: [Alphaproteobacteria, not assigned to family]