Genus "Ferritrophicum"

Name: "Ferritrophicum" Weiss et al. 2007

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Fer.ri.tro.phi’cum L. neut. n. ferrum, iron; Gr. masc. adj. trophikos, nursing, tending or feeding; N.L. neut. n. Ferritrophicum, one that feeds on iron, a bacterium that gains its energy from oxidizing ferrous iron

Type species: "Ferritrophicum radicicola" Weiss et al. 2007

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Weiss JV, Rentz JA, Plaia T, Neubauer SC, Merrill-Floyd M, Lilburn T, Bradburne C, Megonigal JP, Emerson D. Characterization of neutrophilic Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of wetland plants and description of Ferritrophicum radicicola gen. nov. sp. nov., and Sideroxydans paludicola sp. nov. Geomicrobiol. J. 2007; 24:559-570.

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: "Ferritrophicaceae" Weiss et al. 2007

Assigned by: Weiss JV, Rentz JA, Plaia T, Neubauer SC, Merrill-Floyd M, Lilburn T, Bradburne C, Megonigal JP, Emerson D. Characterization of neutrophilic Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of wetland plants and description of Ferritrophicum radicicola gen. nov. sp. nov., and Sideroxydans paludicola sp. nov. Geomicrobiol. J. 2007; 24:559-570.

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