Genus Geothrix

Name: Geothrix Coates et al. 1999

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Ge’o.thrix Gr. n. gea, Earth; Gr. fem. n. thrix, hair; N.L. fem. n. Geothrix, hair-like cell from the earth

Type species: Geothrix fermentans Coates et al. 1999

Valid publication: Coates JD, Ellis DJ, Gaw CV, Lovley DR. Geothrix fermentans gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel Fe(III)-reducing bacterium from a hydrocarbon-contaminated aquifer. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:1615-1622.

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: Holophagaceae Fukunaga et al. 2008

Assigned by: Fukunaga Y, Kurahashi M, Yanagi K, Yokota A, Harayama S. Acanthopleuribacter pedis gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine bacterium isolated from a chiton, and description of Acanthopleuribacteraceae fam. nov., Acanthopleuribacterales ord. nov., Holophagaceae fam. nov., Holophagales ord. nov. and Holophagae classis nov. in the phylum 'Acidobacteria'. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008; 58:2597-2601.

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