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Archaebacteria Characteristic Archaebacteria belong to a group of primitive prokaryotes that are able to live environment that is not suitable

for any other living organism. They are found in extreme conditions of acidic, alkaline, salt marshes as well as hot sulfur springs. They are therefore also called extremophiles, that is, lover of extreme conditions. Archaebacteria are different from bacteria in many ways. They do not have a peptidoglycan (murein) cell wall, but it is made up of proteins and non-cellulosic polysaccharides. They have a single layer branched chain lipid of plasma membrane, instead of a phosholopid plasma membrane. Archaebacteria are divided into three sub-groups, based on the extreme habitats they are found in. Let us see some examples of archaebacteria according to these sub-groups. What are some Examples of Archaebacteria Archaebacteria are divided into three groups called the methanogens, halophiles and thermoacidophiles. Let us have a look at some of the archaebacteria examples based on these sub-groups. Methanogen Archaebacteria Examples Methanogens are organisms that live in swamps and marshes under anaerobic condition. They are also found in the gut of cattle, termites and other herbivores. Dead and decaying matter also show presence of methanogens. They are strictly anaerobic organisms and are killed with exposed to oxygen. They reduce carbon dioxide using H2and release methane in swamps and marshes that is called marsh gas. They are thus added to bio-gas reactors for production of methane gas for cooking as well as sewage treatment p Eubacteria and Archaebacteria Examples The above paragraphs have covered some of the examples of archaebacteria. But, if you want to know some eubacteria examples, then the following list will be helpful:

Cyanobacteria Green sulfur bacteria Chloroflexi Purple bacteria Thermodesulfobacteria Hydrogenophilaceae Nitrospirae Bacillus Clostridium Enterobacteriaceae