A new phylum of Archaea represented by a nanosized hyperthermophilic symbiont

  title={A new phylum of Archaea represented by a nanosized hyperthermophilic symbiont},
  author={H. Huber and Michael J. Hohn and R. Rachel and T. Fuchs and Verena C. Wimmer and K. O. Stetter},
  • H. Huber, Michael J. Hohn, +3 authors K. O. Stetter
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • According to small subunit ribosomal RNA (ss rRNA) sequence comparisons all known Archaea belong to the phyla Crenarchaeota, Euryarchaeota, and—indicated only by environmental DNA sequences—to the ‘Korarchaeota’. Here we report the cultivation of a new nanosized hyperthermophilic archaeon from a submarine hot vent. This archaeon cannot be attached to one of these groups and therefore must represent an unknown phylum which we name ‘Nanoarchaeota’ and species, which we name ‘Nanoarchaeum equitans… CONTINUE READING

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