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archaebacteria

Line breaks: archae|bac¦teria
Pronunciation: /ˌɑːkɪbakˈtɪərɪə
 
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Definition of archaebacteria in English:

plural noun (singular archaebacterium /ˌɑːkɪbakˈtɪərɪəm/)

Another term for archaea.
Example sentences
  • What's more, these origin-of-life researchers suspect that the two major groups of bacteria, known as archaebacteria and eubacteria, originated on two separate occasions about 3.8 billion years ago.
  • The most startling (and, for some people, unbelievable) such event was the origin of the eukaryotes by the fusion of an archaebacterium with some eubacteria.
  • They conjecture that an evolutionary quantum leap happened after an archaebacterium swallowed a eubacterium.

Derivatives

archaebacterial

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The latter is highly conserved across many bacterial and archaebacterial species.
  • They have also displayed antitumor activity and have been found to be the major lipid of archaebacterial membranes.
  • These primitive microorganisms, members of the archaebacterial kingdom, may be very similar to the earliest life forms on Earth.

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