Kosmotoga olearia gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, anaerobic heterotroph isolated from an oil production fluid.

@article{Dipippo2009KosmotogaOG,
  title={Kosmotoga olearia gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, anaerobic heterotroph isolated from an oil production fluid.},
  author={Jonathan L Dipippo and Camilla L. Nesb\o and H{\aa}kon Dahle and W. Ford Doolittle and Nils-K{\aa}re Birkland and Kenneth M. Noll},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={59 Pt 12},
  pages={2991-3000}
}
A novel thermophilic, heterotrophic bacterium, strain TBF 19.5.1(T), was isolated from oil production fluid at the Troll B oil platform in the North Sea. Cells of strain TBF 19.5.1(T) were non-motile rods with a sheath-like structure, or toga. The strain was Gram-negative and grew at 20-80 degrees C (optimum 65 degrees C), pH 5.5-8.0 (optimum pH 6.8) and NaCl concentrations of 10-60 g l(-1) (optimum 25-30 g l(-1)). For a member of the order Thermotogales, the novel isolate is capable of… CONTINUE READING