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Are Extreme Halophiles Actually "Bacteria"?

Comparative Study

Are Extreme Halophiles Actually "Bacteria"?

L J Magrum et al. J Mol Evol.


Comparative cataloging of the 16SrRNA of Halobacterium halobium indicates that the organism did not arise, as a halophilic adaptation, from some typical bacterium. Rather, H. halobium is a member of the Archaebacteria, an ancient group of organisms that are no more related to typical bacteria than they are to eucaryotes.

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