Archaebacteriamedical dictionary

<microbiology> One of two major subdivisions of the prokaryotes. There are three main Orders, extreme halophiles, methanogens and sulphur dependant extreme thermophiles.

Archaebacteria differ from Eubacteria in ribosomal structure, the possession (in some cases) of introns and in a number of other features including membrane composition.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(22 Feb 2008)

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