Genus Ferrithrix

Name: Ferrithrix Johnson et al. 2009

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Fer.ri.thr’ix L. neut. n. ferrum, iron; Gr. fem. n. thrix, hair, thread; N.L. fem. n. Ferrithrix, iron thread

Type species: Ferrithrix thermotolerans Johnson et al. 2009

Valid publication: Johnson DB, Bacelar-Nicolau P, Okibe N, Thomas A, Hallberg KB. Ferrimicrobium acidiphilum gen. nov., sp. nov. and Ferrithrix thermotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov.: heterotrophic, iron-oxidizing, extremely acidophilic actinobacteria. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:1082-1089.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

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: Johnson DB, Bacelar-Nicolau P, Okibe N, Thomas A, Hallberg KB. Ferrimicrobium acidiphilum gen. nov., sp. nov. and Ferrithrix thermotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov.: heterotrophic, iron-oxidizing, extremely acidophilic actinobacteria. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:1082-1089.

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