Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 150, Issue 1, pp 103–104 | Cite as

Thermotoga neapolitana sp. nov. of the extremely thermophilic, eubacterial genus Thermotoga

  • Holger W. Jannasch
  • Robert Huber
  • Shimshon Belkin
  • Karl O. Stetter
Short Communication


A second species of the extremely thermophilic, eubacterial genus Thermotoga is described as clearly distinguished from the type species Thermotoga maritima by physiological and phylogenetic criteria. It is named Thermotoga neapolitana.

Key words

Eubacteria Evolution Extreme thermophile Thermotoga 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger W. Jannasch
    • 1
  • Robert Huber
    • 2
  • Shimshon Belkin
    • 3
  • Karl O. Stetter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyWoods-Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für MikrobiologieUniversität RegensburgRegensburgFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Ben Gurion University of the NegevIsrael

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