Details for Thermococcaceae

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Thermal Features for this Organism


NCBI Taxonomy ID: 2259
NCBI Taxonomy Rank: Family
A few Euryarchaeotes thrive in thermal environments and some are extremely thermophilic; those with growth temperature optima over 80°C are called hyperthermophiles. Two of these organisms, Thermococcus and Pyrococcus, show phenotypic properties very similar to those of hyperthermophilic crenarchaeotes and form a distinct order: the Thermococcales.
Taken from the text Brock Biology of Microorganisms (10th ed.). Madigan, M.T., Martinko, J.M., and Parker, J. 2003. Prentice Hall. 458p.