Name: Marinitoga hydrogenitolerans Postec et al. 2005

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. neut. n. hydrogenum, hydrogen (that which produces water, so called because it forms water when exposed to oxygen); from Gr. n. hudôr, water; from Gr. v. gennaô, to produce; L. pres. part. tolerans, tolerating; N.L. part. adj. hydrogenitolerans, hydrogen-tolerating, referring to its ability to tolerate a high level of hydrogen in the headspace

Type strains: AT1271; DSM 16785; JCM 12826

16S rRNA gene accession number: AJ786363

Valid publication: Postec A, Le Breton C, Fardeau ML, Lesongeur F, Pignet P, Querellou J, Ollivier B, Godfroy A. Marinitoga hydrogenitolerans sp. nov., a novel member of the order Thermotogales isolated from a black smoker chimney on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1217-1221.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Marinitoga Wery et al. 2001

Assigned by: Postec A, Le Breton C, Fardeau ML, Lesongeur F, Pignet P, Querellou J, Ollivier B, Godfroy A. Marinitoga hydrogenitolerans sp. nov., a novel member of the order Thermotogales isolated from a black smoker chimney on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005; 55:1217-1221.

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