Details for Thermococcus

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NCBI Taxonomy ID: 2263
NCBI Taxonomy Rank: Genus
Thermococcus is a spherical hyperthermophilic euryarchaeote indigenous to anoxic thermal waters in various locations throughout the world. The spherical cells contain a tuft of polar flagella and are thus highly motile. Thermococcus is an obligately anaerobic chemoorganotroph that grows on proteins and other complex organic mixtures (including some sugars) with S0 as electron acceptor at temperatures from 70-95°C.
Taken from the text Brock Biology of Microorganisms (10th ed.). Madigan, M.T., Martinko, J.M., and Parker, J. 2003. Prentice Hall. 458p.