Name: "Candidatus Midichloria" Sassera et al. 2006

Category: Genus

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: Mi.di.chlo’ria N.L. fem. n. is, derived from the midichlorians, organisms within the fictional Star Wars universe

Type species: "Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii" Sassera et al. 2006

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Sassera D, Beninati T, Bandi C, Bouman EA, Sacchi L, Fabbi M, Lo N. 'Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii', an endosymbiont of the tick Ixodes ricinus with a unique intramitochondrial lifestyle. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2006; 56:2535-2540.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published


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: "Candidatus Midichloriaceae" Montagna et al. 2013

Assigned by: Montagna M, Sassera D, Epis S, Bazzocchi C, Vannini C, Lo N, Sacchi L, Fukatsu T, Petroni G, Bandi C. "Candidatus Midichloriaceae" fam. nov. (Rickettsiales), an ecologically widespread clade of intracellular alphaproteobacteria. Appl Environ Microbiol 2013; 79:3241-3248.

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