homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Chromatiumminutissimum is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Chromatium.
Genomic and phenotypic data suggest that there are not sufficient reasons to separate Chromatium minutissimum Winogradsky 1888 (Approved Lists 1980) from Chromatium vinosum (Ehrenberg 1838) Winogradsky 1888 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Pavón V, Gaju N. Genomic relationship of five species of the genus Chromatium by analysis of large restriction fragments (macrorestriction analysis) using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1997; 47:586-589.