Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Archaea

Kind of cell recently assigned its own Domain; the Archaea have features in common with prokaryotes but differ from them significantly in 16S RNA sequences and membrane-bound lipid molecules. Previously known as Archaebacteria, they include many of the extreme halophilic and hyperthermophilic organisms known to science. The Archaea are expected to have a significant impact on biotechnology.

Cf. Bacteria and Eukarya.

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