Name: Marichromatium Imhoff et al. 1998

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. n. mare -is, the sea; N.L. neut. n. Chromatium, a genus name; N.L. neut. n. Marichromatium, the Chromatium of the sea, the truly marine Chromatium

Gender: neuter

Type species: Marichromatium gracile (Strzeszewski 1913) Imhoff et al. 1998

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Imhoff JF, Suling J, Petri R. Phylogenetic relationships among the Chromatiaceae, their taxonomic reclassification and description of the new genera Allochromatium, Halochromatium, Isochromatium, Marichromatium, Thiococcus, Thiohalocapsa and Thermochromatium. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:1129-1143.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 48, part 4 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1999; 49:5-6.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 4
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 5
Total number of child taxa: 7

Parent taxon: Chromatiaceae Bavendamm 1924 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Imhoff JF, Suling J, Petri R. Phylogenetic relationships among the Chromatiaceae, their taxonomic reclassification and description of the new genera Allochromatium, Halochromatium, Isochromatium, Marichromatium, Thiococcus, Thiohalocapsa and Thermochromatium. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1998; 48:1129-1143.

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