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Categories > topics > organisms > archaea
PREFERRED TERM
archaea  
BROADER CONCEPT
RELATED CONCEPTS
ENTRY TERMS
  • archaebacteria
SCOPE NOTE
  • Microscopic organisms of the domain Archaea living on a diet of hydrogen and carbon dioxide, once thought to be bacteria, and often inhabiting extreme environments, such as thermal vents and hot springs, extremely alkaline and acidic waters, hypersaline water, and anoxic habitats.
URI
https://www2.usgs.gov/science/USGSThesaurus/archaea
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