Details for Thermoplasmata

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Thermal Features for this Organism


NCBI Taxonomy ID: 183967
NCBI Taxonomy Rank: Class
A phylogenetically distinct line of Archaea contains three thermophilic and extremely acidophilic prokaryotes, Thermoplasma, Ferroplasma, and Picrophilus. These organisms are among the most acidophilic of all known prokaryotes and, in the case of Picrophilus, even capable of growth below pH 0. They also form their own order of prokaryotes with the Euryarchaeota, the Thermoplasmatales.
Taken from the text Brock Biology of Microorganisms (10th ed.). Madigan, M.T., Martinko, J.M., and Parker, J. 2003. Prentice Hall. 456p.