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The recognition and establishment of a new distinctive phylogenetically coherent group of organisms, the archaebacteria, have changed our perception of the phylogenetic structure of the living world. This review will deal largely with the “discovery” of archaebacteria, their establishment as the domain Archaea, a newly defined taxon of highest rank, the description of their characteristics, and the biotechnological and evolutionary implications of archaeal research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Kandler
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  1. 1.Botanisches InstitutLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchen 19Germany

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