Archaea – An Introduction

  title={Archaea – An Introduction},
  author={Marcus Blohs and Alexander Mahnert and Anja Spang and Nina Dombrowski and Mart Krupovic and Andreas Klingl},
  journal={Reference Module in Life Sciences},
Enhancement on the ammonia oxidation capacity of ammonia-oxidizing archaeon originated from wastewater: Utilizing low-density static magnetic field
Ammonia-oxidizing archaeon (AOA) could play important roles for nitrogen removal in the bioreactors under conditions such as low pH and low dissolved oxygen. Therefore, enhancing ammonia oxidation
Oral Phenotype and Salivary Microbiome of Individuals With Papillon–Lefèvre Syndrome
This study was the first to show a high abundance of organisms belonging to the Archaea domain comprising a core microbiome in human saliva, and a PLST individual does have a microbiota different from that of the periodontitis’ aggressiveness previously recognized.


The enigmatic archaeal virosphere
This Review summarizes recent advances in understanding of the genomic and morphological diversity of archaeal viruses and the molecular biology of their life cycles and virus–host interactions, including interactions witharchaeal CRISPR–Cas systems.
The growing tree of Archaea: new perspectives on their diversity, evolution and ecology
The archaeal tree is being rapidly filled up with new branches constituting phyla, classes and orders, generating novel challenges for high-rank systematics, and providing key information for dissecting the origin of this domain, the evolutionary trajectories that have shaped its current diversity, and its relationships with Bacteria and Eukarya.
Genomic exploration of the diversity, ecology, and evolution of the archaeal domain of life
These findings support hypotheses that suggest that all extant archaea evolved from an anaerobic autotrophic ancestor that used the Wood-Ljungdahl pathway and may have been able to obtain energy through methanogenesis.
Genome size evolution in the Archaea
The extant diversity of Bacteria and Archaea is surveyed, and whether the general principles of genome evolution deduced from the study of B bacteria and eukaryotes also apply to the archaeal domain is asked.
Proteinaceous Surface Layers of Archaea: Ultrastructure and Biochemistry
Future investigations of the unusual symbiosis of these two hyperthermophilic archaea aim at elucidating which proteins of both cell envelopes are directly involved in the physical interaction and in the exchange of metabolites from one cell to the other.
Archaea, from obscurity to superhero microbes: 40 years of surprises and critical biological insights
This issue of Emerging Topics in the Life Sciences highlights current areas of research in the field of archaeal biology and the following introductory editorial sets the stage by considering some of