archaeon | definition

  • a single-celled organism similar to bacteria but with no nucleus; in terms of genetic machinery, it is closely related to eukaryotes than bacteria


Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Morgan, D., Raf, M., Roberts, K., & Walter, P. (2015). Molecular Biology of the Cell. New York: Garland Science.


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Date Published: October 24, 2007 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Jens Twellmeyer, Andy Wende, Jan Wolfertz, Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Markus Panhuysen, Alexander Zaigler, Jörg Soppa, Gerhard Welzl, Dieter Oesterhelt, Steve Sandler. Abstract: Phototrophy of the extremely halophilic archaeon Halobacterium salinarum was explored for decades. The research was mainly focused on the expression of bacteriorhodopsin and … Continue reading

Research Article: Morphological and Structural Aspects of the Extremely Halophilic Archaeon Haloquadratum walsbyi

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Research Article: Activation of Methanogenesis by Cadmium in the Marine Archaeon Methanosarcina acetivorans

Date Published: November 12, 2012 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Elizabeth Lira-Silva, M. Geovanni Santiago-Martínez, Viridiana Hernández-Juárez, Rodolfo García-Contreras, Rafael Moreno-Sánchez, Ricardo Jasso-Chávez, Andy T. Y. Lau. Abstract: Methanosarcina acetivorans was cultured in the presence of CdCl2 to determine the metal effect on cell growth and biogas production. With methanol as substrate, cell growth … Continue reading

Research Article: Genome-Wide Transcriptional Response of the Archaeon Thermococcus gammatolerans to Cadmium

Date Published: July 27, 2012 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Arnaud Lagorce, Aude Fourçans, Murielle Dutertre, Brice Bouyssiere, Yvan Zivanovic, Fabrice Confalonieri, Valerie de Crécy-Lagard. Abstract: Thermococcus gammatolerans, the most radioresistant archaeon known to date, is an anaerobic and hyperthermophilic sulfur-reducing organism living in deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Knowledge of mechanisms underlying archaeal metal tolerance … Continue reading