The search for archaeal pathogens

@article{Shiffman2012TheSF,
  title={The search for archaeal pathogens},
  author={Miriam Shiffman and Bambos M. Charalambous},
  journal={Reviews in Medical Microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={45–51}
}
Archaea were only classified as a separate kingdom in the late 20th century. Archaea are associated with the ancient origins of life on earth and were assumed to inhabit only extreme environments like hydrothermal vents and salt lakes. However, the surprising discovery that Archaea are widespread and include mesophiles has led to the question of what role these organisms might play in human health and disease. In contrast to hundreds of bacterial species, only a few archaeal species have been… 
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What might limit the potential for Archaea to serve as exploiters of other, living organisms is considered and it is suggested that a spectrum likely exists in which eukaryotes—among the three cellular domains—are most frequently exploitive of other species while Archaea are the least.
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