Name: Kosmotoga DiPippo et al. 2009

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Kos.mo.to’ga Gr. masc. n. kosmos, universe or world; L. fem. n. toga, toga, a Roman outer garment; N.L. fem. n. Kosmotoga, a worldly toga, referring to the placement of the genus within a clade of the Thermotogales whose members appear to inhabit diverse environments such as oil reservoirs, marine sediments and low-temperature bioreactors

Gender: feminine

Type species: Kosmotoga olearia DiPippo et al. 2009

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Dipippo JL, Nesbo CL, Dahle H, Doolittle WF, Birkland NK, Noll KM. Kosmotoga olearia gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, anaerobic heterotroph isolated from an oil production fluid. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2009; 59:2991-3000.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 59, part 12 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2010; 60:473-474.

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: 4
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Kosmotogaceae Bhandari and Gupta 2014

Assigned by: Bhandari V, Gupta RS. Molecular signatures for the phylum (class) Thermotogae and a proposal for its division into three orders (Thermotogales, Kosmotogales ord. nov. and Petrotogales ord. nov.) containing four families (Thermotogaceae, Fervidobacteriaceae fam. nov., Kosmotogaceae fam. nov. and Petrotogaceae fam. nov.) and a new genus Pseudothermotoga gen. nov. with five new combinations. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2014; 105:143-168.

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