archaea

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archaea:

see ArchaebacteriaArchaebacteria
, diverse group of bacteria (prokaryotes), sometimes called the archaea and considered a major group unto themselves. Archaebacteria are contrasted with the Eubacteria, from which they differ biochemically in the arrangement of the bases in their ribosomal RNA and
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At first, the scientists thought they were observing a virus on the archaeum. Stetter's team was surprised, however, when a common research technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR) failed to identify the microbe's DNA.
Ellermeier et al., "Towards a computational model of a methane producing archaeum" Archaea, vol.