Recent Examples of archaea from the Web
Two other types of microfossils had the same carbon ratios as microbes known as archaea that depend on methane as their energy source—and that played a pivotal role in the development of multicellular life.
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Origin and Etymology of archaea
First Known Use: 1990See Words from the same year
medical Definition of archaea
- They are largely Archaea, a domain of life first identified 20 years ago …
- —Charles W. Petit and Laura Tangley, U.S. News & World Report, 8 Nov. 1999
- Many of the archaea are thermophilic.
- —David W. Wolfe, Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2001
archaealplay \är-ˈkē-əl\ adjective
- Despite the morphological resemblance of archaea to bacterial cells (e.g., lack of a nuclear membrane), many archaeal processes, such as transcription, are much more similar to those of eukaryotes.
- —Ken F. Jarrell, Bioscience, 1 July 1999
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