archaebacteria

archaebacteria
archaebacteria [är΄kē bak tir′ē ə]
pl.n.
sing. archaebacterium [är΄kē bak tir′əm] or archaebacteria
any of a large group of primitive bacteria having unusual cell walls, membrane lipids, ribosomes, and RNA sequences, and having the ability to produce methane and to live in anaerobic, extremely hot, salty, or acidic conditions; archaea

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