April 25

Euryarchaeota

Euryarchaeota is one of the four phyla of the domain Archaea. Euryarchaeota comprises a physiologically diverse group of Archaea: all known methanogens, extreme halophilic Archaea, hyperthermephile​s such as Thermococcus and Pyrococcus, most acidophilic-thermophilic prokaryotes including Picrophilus and the thermophilic-acidophilic cell wall-less Thermoplasma. A large number of Euryarchaeota produce methane (CH4) as an integral part of their metabolism (see methanogens). It is considered a very ancient metabolism due to the unique set of enzymes involved. The extreme halophilic Archaea are a diverse group of Euryarchaea that inhabit highly saline environments.


Posted April 25, 2017 by azka in category Learning Summary

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