Name: Mesotoga Nesbø et al. 2013

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. masc. adj. mesos, middle; L. fem. n. toga, Roman outer garment; N.L. fem. n. Mesotoga, a garment in the middle, referring to its moderate optimal growth temperature and the presence of a 'toga'-like sheath

Gender: feminine (stem: Mesotog-)

Type species: Mesotoga prima Nesbø et al. 2013

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Nesbo CL, Bradnan DM, Adebusuyi A, Dlutek M, Petrus AK, Foght J, Doolittle WF, Noll KM. Mesotoga prima gen. nov., sp. nov., the first described mesophilic species of the Thermotogales. Extremophiles 2012; 16:387-393.

IJSEM list: Euzeby JP. Validation list no. 149. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013; 63:1-5.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 3

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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