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  • proper n. A taxonomic phylum within the kingdom Archaea — many extremophile bacteria.


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Ancient Greek eury broad + archae old + -otes quality


  • These support a history of mainly vertical inheritance for the components of this unique motility system, and an interesting possible ancient horizontal gene transfer event HGT of a whole flagellum-coding gene cluster between Euryarchaeota and Crenarchaeota.

    Current Biology on flagellum evolution - The Panda's Thumb

  • The scientists found that the core metabolic genes were most closely related to those already found in a different type of Euryarchaeota.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The creature is Euryarchaeota, one of the archaea, a class of micro-organisms that were once thought to be bacteria but are actually quite distinct.

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