Scientific name Euryarchaeota
Higher classification Archaeans
Phylum "Euryarchaeota"; Woese, Kandler & Wheelis, 1990
Lower classifications Haloarchaea, Methanobacteria, Thermococcales, Thermoplasmatales, Archaeoglobi
The Euryarchaeota include the methanogens, which produce methane and are often found in intestines, the halobacteria, which survive extreme concentrations of salt, and some extremely thermophilic aerobes and anaerobes. They are separated from the other archaeans based mainly on rRNA sequences.
Medical vocabulary what does euryarchaeota mean
The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 121 by 'The All-Species Living Tree' Project.
♠ Strain found at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) but not listed in the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN)