Name: Chromatium Perty 1852 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. n. chrôma -atos, color; N.L. neut. n. Chromatium, one which is colored

Gender: neuter

Type species: Chromatium okenii (Ehrenberg 1838) Perty 1852 (Approved Lists 1980)

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Perty M. Zur Kenntnis kleinster Lebensformen I-VIII. Jent and Reinert, Bern, 1852.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 13
Total number of child taxa: 13

Parent taxon: Chromatiaceae Bavendamm 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Bavendamm W. Morphologie und Systematik der farblosen und roten Schwefelbakterien. In: Kolkwitz R (eds), Die farblosen und roten Schwefelbakterien des Suss-und Salzwassers., Pflanzenforschung, Berlin-Dahlem, 1924, p. 1-156.

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