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Archaea Presences of chaperonins GroEL/GroES that were believed to occur only in bacteria and eukaryotic cell organelles of bacterial


16S ribosmal RNA gene, along with genes that code for proteins of cell's transcription and translation machinery


Methane producers and extreme halophiles

Methanomicrobia FAMILY

Separated from other archaeans based mainly on rRNA sequences



SPECIES Methanosarcinales ORDER CLASS

Variety of cell shapes with cell walls made of protein; forms methane by reduction of CO2 using electron donors


KINGDOM Differ in physiology and biokinetic and growth environment with respect to their high acetate concentration

GENUS PHYLUM DOMAIN Methanosarcina Acetivorans