Archaeal habitats--from the extreme to the ordinary.

  title={Archaeal habitats--from the extreme to the ordinary.},
  author={Bonnie Chaban and Sandy M. Y. Ng and Ken F Jarrell},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  volume={52 2},
The domain Archaea represents a third line of evolutionary descent, separate from Bacteria and Eucarya. Initial studies seemed to limit archaea to various extreme environments. These included habitats at the extreme limits that allow life on earth, in terms of temperature, pH, salinity, and anaerobiosis, which were the homes to hyper thermo philes, extreme (thermo)acidophiles, extreme halophiles, and methanogens. Typical environments from which pure cultures of archaeal species have been… CONTINUE READING


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