Archaea
The Archaea (/ɑrˈkiːə/ or /ɑrˈkeɪə/; singular archaeon) constitute a domain or kingdom of single-celled microorganisms. These microbes are prokaryotes, meaning that they have no cell nucleus or any ot...
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Archaea
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Archaellum
An archaellum (plural: archaella) represents a unique whip like structure on the cell surface of many archaea. The whip like extension can be rotated and is used to swim in liquid environments.
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Crenarchaeota
The Crenarchaeota (Greek for "spring old quality") (also known as Crenarchaea or eocytes) are Archaea that have been classified as a phylum of the Archaea kingdom. Initially, the Crenarchaeota were th...
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Euryarchaeota
In the taxonomy of microorganisms, the Euryarchaeota (Greek for "broad old quality") are a phylum of the Archaea.The Euryarchaeota include the methanogens, which produce methane and are often found in...
Korarchaeota
In taxonomy, the Korarchaeota are a phylum of the Archaea. The name is derived from the Greek noun koros or kore, meaning ‘‘young man’’ or ‘‘young woman,’’ and the Greek adjective archaios which means...
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Nanoarchaeota
In taxonomy, the Nanoarchaeota (Greek, "dwarf or tiny ancient one") are a phylum of the Archaea. This phylum currently has only one representative, Nanoarchaeum equitans.
Thaumarchaeota
The Thaumarchaeota or Thaumarchaea (from the Greek 'thaumas', meaning wonder) are a phylum of the Archaea proposed in 2008 after the genome of Cenarchaeum symbiosum was sequenced and found to differ s...
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Natrialba
In taxonomy, Natrialba is a genus of the Halobacteriaceae.
Nanohaloarchaea
Nanohaloarchaea is a class of archaea.The reconstruction of two highly unusual archaeal genomes by de novo metagenomic assembly of multiple, deeply sequenced libraries via multi-locus phylogenetic ana...
Acidophiles in acid mine drainage
The outflow of acidic liquids and other pollutants from mines is often catalysed by acid-loving microorganisms; these are the acidophiles in acid mine drainage. Acidophiles are not just present in ex...
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Plasmid
A plasmid is a small DNA molecule within a cell that is physically separated from a chromosomal DNA and can replicate independently. They are most commonly found in bacteria as small, circular, doubl...
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Thermoplasmata
In taxonomy, the Thermoplasmata are a class of the Euryarchaeota.All are acidophiles, growing optimally at pH below 2. Picrophilus is currently the most acidophilic of all known organisms growing at a...
Thermosome
A thermosome is a chaperonin protein complex that functions in archaea.
Pyrococcus horikoshii
Pyrococcus horikoshii is a hyperthermophilic, anaerobic archaeon, first isolated from hydrothermal fluid samples obtained at the Okinawa Trough vents at a depth of 1,395 metres (4,577 ft). It is ...
Pyrococcus woesei
Pyrococcus woesei is an ultra-thermophilic marine archaebacterium. It is sulfur-reducing and grows optimally between 100 and 103 °C. Its cells have a roughly spherical, elongated and constricted ...
Sulfolobus metallicus
Sulfolobus metallicus is a thermophilic archaeon. It is a strict chemolithoautotroph gaining energy by oxidation of sulphur and sulphidic ores. Its type strain is Kra 23 (DSM 6482).
Nitrososphaera
Nitrososphaera is a genus of ammonia oxydizing archaeans in the order Nitrososphaerales.
There are currently two recognized species in this genus.