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Archaea

(Kingdom)

Overview

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(Gr. arkhaios: old) The domain comprising what were formerly known as the archaebacteria. What used to be the kingdom Archaebacteria has been split into two kingdoms: Crenarchaeota and Euryarchaeota. The domain Archaea contains the phenotypes: methanogens, sulphate-reducing organisms, and extremophiles.

Taxonomy

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The Kingdom Archaea is a member of the Domain Archaea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Archaea:

The Kingdom Archaea is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Halobacteriaceae

In taxonomy, the Halobacteriaceae are a family of the Halobacteriales in the domain Archaea. [more]

Methanosarcinaceae

In taxonomy, the Methanosarcinaceae are a family of the Methanosarcinales. [more]

Methanothermaceae

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Thermococcaceae

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At least 31 species and subspecies belong to the Family Thermococcaceae.

More info about the Family Thermococcaceae may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 12:08:00