Definition of Archaebacteria

1. Noun. Considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae.

Exact synonyms: Archaebacterium, Archaeobacteria, Archeobacteria
Generic synonyms: Moneran, Moneron
Group relationships: Division Archaebacteria
Specialized synonyms: Methanogen, Halophil, Halophile, Thermoacidophile



Definition of Archaebacteria

1. Noun. (biology) (plural of archaebacterium) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Archaebacteria

1. archaebacterium [n] - See also: archaebacterium

Medical Definition of Archaebacteria

1. One of two major subdivisions of the prokaryotes. There are three main Orders, extreme halophiles, methanogens and sulphur dependant extreme thermophiles. Archaebacteria differ from Eubacteria in ribosomal structure, the possession (in some cases) of introns and in a number of other features including membrane composition. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (22 Feb 2008)

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Literary usage of Archaebacteria

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1. Living Things by Katy Z. Allen (2002)
"Some scientists break the bacteria into two further groups: Eubacteria (true bacteria) and archaebacteria (old bacteria). ..."

2. Biotechnology for Water Use and Conservation: The Mexico '96 Workshop by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, Mexico '96 Workshop, Organisation for Economic Co-operation, Development., Zapata, Francisco BolĂ­var (1997)
"The archaebacteria, and differ from prokaryotes in several ways. Aerobic digestion This process consists of adding air or oxygen to sludge that is contained ..."

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