Name: "Candidatus Macondimonas" Karthikeyan et al. 2019

Category: Genus

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: Ma.con.di.mo’nas L. fem. n. monas, a unit, a monad; N.L. fem. n. Macondimonas, a monad from Macondo Prospect, the site of DWH oil spill. Additionally, Macondo is a fictional town in A Hundred Years of Solitude by G. G. Márquez. In the book, the town of Macondo has a rapid population growth, a period of economic prosperity, and then a rapid population fall, which is reminiscent of the ecologic pattern observed for this group upon crude-oil exposure

Gender: feminine

Type species: "Candidatus Macondimonas diazotrophica" Karthikeyan et al. 2019

Original publication: Karthikeyan S, Rodriguez-R LM, Heritier-Robbins P, Kim M, Overholt WA, Gaby JC, Hatt JK, Spain JC, Rossello-Mora R, Huettel M, et al. "Candidatus Macondimonas diazotrophica", a novel gammaproteobacterial genus dominating crude-oil-contaminated coastal sediments. ISME J 2019; 13:2129-2134.

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: [Gammaproteobacteria, not assigned to family]

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