Etymology:L. fem. n.toga, a loose outer garment; Gr. neut. n.baktêrio, staff, cane; Gr. fem. adj. suff.-ia, ending to denote a class; N.L. neut. pl. n.Togobacteria, group of bacteria which can sometimes loose outer S-layer
Cavalier-Smith (2002) assigned this class to the subphylum "Endobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 2002.Publication:
Cavalier-Smith T. The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:7-76.
Cavalier-Smith (2006) assigned this class to the phylum "Eurybacteria" Cavalier-Smith 2006.Publication:
Cavalier-Smith T. Rooting the tree of life by transition analyses. Biol Direct 2006; 1:19.
The type order of this class has been placed in the class Thermotogae Reysenbach 2002.Publication:
Reysenbach A-L. Class I. Thermotogae class. nov. In: Boone DR, Castenholz RW, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 1 (The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria), Springer, New York, 2001, p. 369-387.
Rejected Name (Judicial Commission, Opinion 79 suppl.; IJSEM 64: 3599–3602).Publication:
Tindall BJ. Names at the rank of class, subclass and order, their typification and current status: Supplementary information to Opinion 79. Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014; 64:3599-3602.
The type order "Thermotogales" Huber and Stetter 1992 does not appear on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, and was not validly published when Cavalier-Smith proposed the class Togobacteria (January 14, 2002). The order Thermotogales Reysenbach 2002 (previously known as "Thermotogales" Huber and Stetter 1992) was validly published in the May 2002 issue of the IJSEM (Validation List no. 85). Consequently, Togobacteria Cavalier-Smith 2002 is illegitimate. — Togobacteria was previously known as "Togobacteria" Cavalier-Smith 1992.Publication:
Anonymous. Validation list no. 85. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:685-690.
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