Crenarchaeota

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From Ancient Greek κρήνη ‎(krḗnē, well, spring, fountain) + ἀρχαῖος ‎(arkhaîos, old) + -otes ‎(quality) (Specimens were originally isolated from geothermally heated sulfuric springs in Italy.)

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Crenarchaeota

  1. A taxonomic phylum within the kingdom Archaea—many bacteria-like organisms, some of which are extremophiles.
  2. A taxonomic class within the phylum CrenarchaeotaThermoprotei.

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