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The Order Thermotogales

  • Robert Huber
  • Karl O. Stetter


The order Thermotogales is a unique group of extremely thermophilic microorganisms, phylogenetically distant from all other eubacteria. 16S rRNA analysis indicates that the Thermotogales represent the deepest branch and the most slowly evolving lineage within the kingdom of eubacteria (Achenbach-Richter et al., 1987; Woese, 1987; see also Chapter 1). A phylogenetic tree based on comparative studies of eubacterial DNA sequences of the elongation factor Tu is in good agreement with the 16S rRNA tree (Bachleitner et al., 1989).


Lipoic Acid Isobutyric Acid Vitamin Solution Isovaleric Acid Thermophilic Microorganism 
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  • Karl O. Stetter

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