Anaerobic life at extremely high temperatures

  title={Anaerobic life at extremely high temperatures},
  author={K. O. Stetter},
  journal={Origins of life},
Continental and submarine solfataric fields turned out to contain various extremely thermophilic anaerobic organisms which all belong to the archaebacteria. They are living autotrophically on sulphur, hydrogen and CO2 or by methanogenesis or heterotrophically on different organic substrates by sulphur respiration or, less frequently, by fermentation. The most extremely thermophilic isolates are growing between 80 and 110°C with an optimum around 105°C. 

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Anaerobic Life at Extremely High Temperatures

  • W. Zillig, K. O. Stetter, +7 authors I. Abt
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  • 1982

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