Name: Marinitoga piezophila Alain et al. 2002

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: Gr. v. piezo, to press; N.L. adj. philus -a -um, friend, loving; from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on; N.L. fem. adj. piezophila, loving pressure (referring to its best growth under pressure)

Type strains: DSM 14283; JCM 11233; KA3

16S rRNA gene accession number: AF326121

Valid publication: Alain K, Marteinsson VT, Miroshnichenko ML, Bonch-Osmolovskaya EA, Prieur D, Birrien JL. Marinitoga piezophila sp. nov., a rod-shaped, thermo-piezophilic bacterium isolated under high hydrostatic pressure from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:1331-1339.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Marinitoga Wery et al. 2001

Assigned by: Alain K, Marteinsson VT, Miroshnichenko ML, Bonch-Osmolovskaya EA, Prieur D, Birrien JL. Marinitoga piezophila sp. nov., a rod-shaped, thermo-piezophilic bacterium isolated under high hydrostatic pressure from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002; 52:1331-1339.

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