archaebacterium


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ar·chae·bac·te·ri·um

 (är′kē-băk-tîr′ē-əm)
n. pl. ar·chae·bac·te·ri·a

ar·chae·bac·te·ri·um

(är′kē-băk-tîr′ē-əm)
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Noun1.archaebacterium - considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algaearchaebacterium - considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
moneran, moneron - organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and whose nutritional mode is absorption or photosynthesis or chemosynthesis
division Archaebacteria - in some classifications considered a kingdom
methanogen - archaebacteria found in anaerobic environments such as animal intestinal tracts or sediments or sewage and capable of producing methane; a source of natural gas
halophil, halophile - archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival
thermoacidophile - archaebacteria that thrive in strongly acidic environments at high temperatures
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Chapter 9 explores the evolution of eukaryotic cells (ones with a nucleus, such as those in the human body) as a merger of an archaebacterium and a eubacterium.
Isoprenoid ethers; backbone of complex lipids of the archaebacterium sulfolobus solfataricus.
The nucleotide sequence of 16S ribosomal RNA gene of the archaebacterium Halococcus morrhua.