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Pyrolobus fumarii

Pyrolobus fumarii is a species of archaea known for its ability to survive at extremely high temperatures that kill most organisms.[1]

It was first discovered in 1997 in a black smoker hydrothermal vent at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, setting the upper temperature threshold for known life to exist at 113 °C.[2][3]

Strain 121, a microbe from the same family found at a vent in the Pacific Ocean, survived and multiplied during a 10-hour interval spent at 121 °C in an autoclave.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ C.Michael Hogan. 2010. Extremophile. eds. E.Monosson and C.Cleveland. Encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and the Environment, washington DC
  2. ^ a b Davison, Anna (26 June 2008). "The most extreme life-forms in the universe". NewScientist.com news service. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  3. ^ Blöchl E; Rachel R; Burggraf S; Hafenbradl D; Jannasch HW; Stetter KO. (February 1997). "Pyrolobus fumarii, gen. and sp. nov., represents a novel group of archaea, extending the upper temperature limit for life to 113 degrees C.". pubmed.gov. 

Further reading[edit]

Anderson, Iain; Goker, Markus; Nolan, Matt; Lucas, Susan; Hammon, Nancy; Deshpande, Shweta; Cheng, Jan-fang; Tapia, Roxanne; Han, Cliff; Goodwin, Lynne; Pitluck, Sam; Huntemann, Marcel; Liolios, Konstantinos; Ivanova, Natalia; Pagani, Ioanna; Mavromatis, Konstantinos; Ovchinikova, Galina (2011). "Complete genome sequence of the hyperthermophilic chemolithoautotroph Pyrolobus fumarii type strain (1A(T))". Standards in Genomic Sciences 4 (3): 381-392. doi:10.4056/sigs.2014648. Retrieved 2014-14-11.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help) [1]

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  1. ^ Goncalves, Luis; Lamosa, Pedro; Huber, Robert; Santos, Helena (20 Feb 2008). "Di-myo-inositol phosphate and novel UDP-sugars accumulate in the extreme hyperthermophile Pyrolobus fumarii" 12 (3). pp. 383–389. doi:10.1007/s00792-008-0143-0. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 

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