Thermoproteales: A novel type of extremely thermoacidophilic anaerobic archaebacteria isolated from Icelandic solfataras

  title={Thermoproteales: A novel type of extremely thermoacidophilic anaerobic archaebacteria isolated from Icelandic solfataras},
  author={W. Zillig and K. Stetter and W. Sch{\"a}fer and D. Janekovic and S. Wunderl and I. Holz and P. Palm},
  journal={Zentralblatt f{\"u}r Bakteriologie Mikrobiologie und Hygiene: I. Abt. Originale C: Allgemeine, angewandte und {\"o}kologische Mikrobiologie},
  • W. Zillig, K. Stetter, +4 authors P. Palm
  • Published 1981
  • Biology
  • Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie Mikrobiologie und Hygiene: I. Abt. Originale C: Allgemeine, angewandte und ökologische Mikrobiologie
Summary Two types of anaerobic extremely thermoacidophilic bacteria have been isolated from more than 50% of the samples collected in solfataric fields throughout Iceland. They both possess highly stable cell envelopes with a characteristic subunit structure, are usually rods of variable length (about 1 to more than 50 μ ) without septa, but can give rise to spheric bodies which exist either attached to the rods or in free state. Under certain conditions, truly branched filaments are frequently… Expand
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