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Genus Petrotoga

Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow () only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).

Number of species cited in this file: 6
Number of subspecies cited in this file: 0

Classification (Warning: see also the file "Classification of prokaryotes: Introduction").


For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).


 

Petrotoga Davey et al. 1993, gen. nov.
Type species: ¤ Petrotoga miotherma Davey et al. 1993.
Etymology: Gr. n. petra, rock, stone; L. fem. n. toga, Roman outer garment; N.L. fem. n. Petrotoga, the stone outer garment.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 47. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, 43, 864-865.
Effective publication: DAVEY (M.E.), WOOD (W.A.), KEY (R.), NAKAMURA (K.) and STAHL (D.): Isolation of three species of Geotoga and Petrotoga: two new genera, representing a new lineage in the bacterial line of descent distantly related to the "Thermotogales". Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1993, 16, 191-200.
Validation List no. 47 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Petrotoga halophila Miranda-Tello et al. 2007, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MET-B = CCUG 50214 = DSM 16923.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY800102.
Etymology: Gr. n. hals halos, salt; N.L. adj. philus -a -um (from Gr. adj. philos -ê -on), friend, loving; N.L. fem. adj. halophila, salt-loving.
Valid publication: MIRANDA-TELLO (E.), FARDEAU (M.L.), JOULIAN (C.), MAGOT (M.), THOMAS (P.), THOLOZAN (J.L.) and OLLIVIER (B.): Petrotoga halophila sp. nov., a thermophilic, moderately halophilic, fermentative bacterium isolated from an offshore oil well in Congo. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2007, 57, 40-44.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Petrotoga mexicana Miranda-Tello et al. 2004, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) MET12 = CIP 107371 = DSM 14811.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AY125964.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. mexicana, Mexican.
Valid publication: MIRANDA-TELLO (E.), FARDEAU (M.L.), THOMAS (P.), RAMIREZ (F.), CASALOT (L.), CAYOL (J.L.), GARCIA (J.L.) and OLLIVIER (B.): Petrotoga mexicana sp. nov., a novel thermophilic, anaerobic and xylanolytic bacterium isolated from an oil-producing well in the Gulf of Mexico. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2004, 54, 169-174.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Petrotoga miotherma Davey et al. 1993, sp. nov. (Type species of the genus.)
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) 42-6 = ATCC 51224= DSM 10691.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: FR733705.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. miotherma (from Gr. adj. meiôn, less; and Gr. adj. thermos, hot), less hot, referring to the optimum temperature for growth.
Valid publication: Validation List no. 47. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1993, 43, 864-865.
Effective publication: DAVEY (M.E.), WOOD (W.A.), KEY (R.), NAKAMURA (K.) and STAHL (D.): Isolation of three species of Geotoga and Petrotoga: two new genera, representing a new lineage in the bacterial line of descent distantly related to the "Thermotogales". Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1993, 16, 191-200.
Validation List no. 47 in IJSEM Online - Effective publication Online

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Petrotoga mobilis Lien et al. 1998, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SJ95 = DSM 10674.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: Y15479.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. mobilis, movable, motile.
Valid publication: LIEN (T.), MADSEN (M.), RAINEY (F.A.) and BIRKELAND (N.K.): Petrotoga mobilis sp. nov., from a North Sea oil-production well. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1998, 48, 1007-1013.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Petrotoga olearia L'Haridon et al. 2002, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SL24 = DSM 13574 = JCM 11234.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ311703.
Etymology: L. fem. adj. olearia, pertaining to oil, referring to its site of isolation.
Valid publication: L'HARIDON (S.), MIROSHNICHENKO (M.L.), HIPPE (H.), FARDEAU (M.L.), BONCH-OSMOLOVSKAYA (E.A.), STACKEBRANDT (E.) and JEANTHON (C.): Petrotoga olearia sp. nov. and Petrotoga sibirica sp. nov., two thermophilic bacteria isolated from a continental petroleum reservoir in Western Siberia. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1715-1722.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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Petrotoga sibirica L'Haridon et al. 2002, sp. nov.
Type strain: (see also StrainInfo.net) SL25 = DSM 13575 = JCM 11235.
Sequence accession no. (16S rRNA gene) for the type strain: AJ311702.
Etymology: N.L. fem. adj. sibirica, pertaining to Siberia (region in northwestern Asia, the name said to come from Sibir, ancient Tatar fortress at the confluence of the rivers Tobol and Irtysh), referring to its site of isolation.
Valid publication: L'HARIDON (S.), MIROSHNICHENKO (M.L.), HIPPE (H.), FARDEAU (M.L.), BONCH-OSMOLOVSKAYA (E.A.), STACKEBRANDT (E.) and JEANTHON (C.): Petrotoga olearia sp. nov. and Petrotoga sibirica sp. nov., two thermophilic bacteria isolated from a continental petroleum reservoir in Western Siberia. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1715-1722.
Original article in IJSEM Online

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