Details for Bacteria

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Thermal Features for this Organism


NCBI Taxonomy ID: 2
NCBI Taxonomy Rank: Domain
The most phylogenetically ancient (least derived) phylum contains the genus Aquifex and relatives, all of which are hyperthermophilic H2-oxidizing chemolithotrophs. Other nearby phyla such as Thermodesulfobacterium, Thermotoga, and the green non-sulfur bacteria (the Chloroflexus group), also contain thermophilic species.

Many other phyla contain thermophilic extremophiles, many of which are included in this taxonomy browser.
Taken from the text Brock Biology of Microorganisms (10th ed.). Madigan, M.T., Martinko, J.M., and Parker, J. 2003. Prentice Hall. 353p.