Insights into extreme thermoacidophily based on genome analysis of Picrophilus torridus and other thermoacidophilic archaea.


Thermoacidophiles are prokaryotic microorganisms with the stunning capability to survive and multiply at extremely low pH and simultaneously at high temperatures. The mechanisms by which these organisms, exclusively members of the Archaea, cope with their harsh surroundings are poorly understood. The genome sequences of several representatives of the… (More)