Name: Thermotoga Stetter and Huber 1986

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. fem. adj. thermê, heat; L. fem. n. toga, Roman outer garment; N.L. fem. n. Thermotoga, the hot outer garment

Gender: feminine (stem: Thermotog-)

Type species: Thermotoga maritima Stetter and Huber 1986

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Huber R, Langworthy TA, König H, Thomm M, Woese CR, Sleytr UB, Stetter KO. Thermotoga maritima sp. nov. represents a new genus of unique extremely thermophilic eubacteria growing up to 90°C. Arch. Microbiol. 1986; 144:324-333.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 22. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1986; 36:573-576.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 5
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 11
Total number of child taxa: 11

Parent taxon: Thermotogaceae Reysenbach 2002

Assigned by: Reysenbach A-L. Family I. Thermotogaceae fam. 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. 370-387.

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