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The surprising archaea : discovering another domain of life

The surprising archaea : discovering another domain of life

Author: John L Howland
Publisher: New York : Oxford University, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Although the Archaea comprise one of the three fundamental domains of life, they were only recognized as a group about twenty years ago. They include microorganisms that live in oceanic hydrothermal vents, within the guts of animals, or in concentrated brines. And they are of extremely ancient lineage, having diverged from bacteria very early in the history of life." "The Surprising Archaea examines that discovery  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John L Howland
ISBN: 0195111834 9780195111835
OCLC Number: 41185064
Description: viii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Meeting Some Archaea --
Their Discovery --
Finding Them in Nature (and Bringing Them Home) --
Archaeal Portraits --
Where They Live (and How They Manage) --
From a Historical Perspective --
Making a Living (Obtaining Energy) --
Archaea as Ancestors --
Looking Forward.
Responsibility: by John L. Howland.
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The archaea, or archaebacteria, constitute the fifth kingdom of living organisms. Their discovery has given a vantage on the principles of life, because they present unique life histories and  Read more...


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