- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 47, Issue 4
f Thermotoga hypogea sp. nov., a Xylanolytic, Thermophilic Bacterium from an Oil-Producing Well
- Authors: M.-L. Fardeau, B. Ollivier*, B. K. C. Patel, M. Magot, P. Thomas, A. Rimbault, F. Rocchiccioli, J.-L. Garcia
- *Corresponding author. Mailing address:Laboratoire ORSTOM de Microbiologic des Anaérobies, Université de Provence, CESB-ESIL case 925, 163 Avenue de Luminy, 13288 Marseille Cedex 9, France. Phone: 184.108.40.206.85.76. Fax: 220.127.116.11.85.70. E-mail:email@example.com.
- First Published Online: 01 October 1997, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 47: 1013-1019, doi: 10.1099/00207713-47-4-1013
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Issue Published:
A new thermophilic, xylanolytic, strictly anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium, strain SEBR 7054T, was isolated from an African oil-producing well. Based on the presence of an outer sheath (toga) and 16S rRNA sequence analysis data, this organism was identified as a member of the genus Thermotoga. Strain SEBR 7054T possessed lateral flagella, had a G+C content of 50 mol%, produced traces of ethanol from glucose but no lactate, and grew optimally in the presence of 0 to 0.2% NaCl at 70°C. Its phenotypic and phylogenetic characteristics clearly differed from those reported for the five previously validly described Thermotoga species. Therefore, we propose that strain SEBR 7054T is a member of a new species of the genus Thermotoga, Thermotoga hypogea sp. nov. The type strain of T. hypogea is SEBR 7054 (= DSM 11164).
Copyright © 1997 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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