Thermotoga are thermophile or hyperthermophile bacteria whose cell is wrapped in an outer "toga" membrane. They were named by microbiologist Karl Stetter. They metabolize carbohydrates. Species have varying amounts of salt and oxygen tolerance.
T. subterranea strain SL1 was found in a 70°C deep continental oil reservoir in the East Paris Basin, France. It is anaerobic and reduces cystine and thiosulfate to hydrogen sulfide. no:Thermotogae uk:Thermotogae