Genus Oceanotoga

Name: Oceanotoga Jayasinghearachchi and Lal 2011

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology:’ga Gr. n. okeanos, the ocean; L. fem. n. toga, a covering, garment; N.L. fem. n. Oceanotoga, an ocean toga, referring to the isolation of the organism from the ocean and the presence of a ‘toga’sheath-like outer cover

Type species: Oceanotoga teriensis Jayasinghearachchi and Lal 2011

Valid publication: Jayasinghearachchi HS, Lal B. Oceanotoga teriensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic bacterium isolated from offshore oil-producing wells. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:554-560.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1

Parent taxon: Petrotogaceae 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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