Hyperthermophilic archaea produce membrane vesicles that can transfer DNA.


Thermococcales are hyperthermophilic archaea found in deep-sea hydrothermal vents. They have been recently reported to produce membrane vesicles (MVs) into their culture medium. Here, we have characterized the mode of production and determined the biochemical composition of MVs from two species of Thermococcales, Thermococcus gammatolerans and Thermococcus… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2012.00348.x