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Archaea (Archaebacteria)
Halobacterium sp. strain NRC-1,
each cell about 5 μm long
Scienteefic clessification
Superdomain: Neomura
Domain: Archaea
Woese, Kandler & Wheelis, 1990[1]
Kingdoms[2] and phyla[3]
  • Archaebacteria Woese & Fox, 1977
  • Mendosicutes Gibbons & Murray, 1978
  • Metabacteria Hori and Osawa 1979

The Archaea (Listeni/ɑːrˈkə/ or /ɑːrˈkə/; singular archaeon) constitute a domain or kinrick o single-celled microorganisms.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Woese CR; Kandler O; Wheelis ML (1990). "Towards a natural system of organisms: proposal for the domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eucarya". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 87 (12): 4576–9. Bibcode:1990PNAS...87.4576W. doi:10.1073/pnas.87.12.4576. PMC 54159Freely accessible. PMID 2112744. 
  2. Petitjean, C.; Deschamps, P.; López-García, P. & Moreira, D. (2014). "Rooting the Domain archaea by phylogenomic analysis supports the foundation of the new kingdom proteoarchaeota". Genome Biol. Evol. 7 (1): 191–204. doi:10.1093/gbe/evu274. PMC 4316627Freely accessible. PMID 25527841. 
  3. "NCBI taxonomy page on Archaea".