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Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Deinococcus-Thermus
Class: Deinococci
Garrity and Holt, 2002
Orders & Families
  • Deinococcaeota Oren et al. 2015

Deinococcus–Thermus is a phylum of extremophile bacteria that are highly resistant to environmental hazards.[1]

These bacteria have thick cell walls that give them gram-positive stains, and they have a second membrane. They are closer in structure to that of gram-negative bacteria.[2][3][4] Cavalier-Smith calls this clade Hadobacteria[5] (from Hades, the Greek underworld).

References[change | change source]

  1. Griffiths E, Gupta RS (2007). "Identification of signature proteins that are distinctive of the Deinococcus–Thermus phylum" (PDF). Int. Microbiol. 10 (3): 201–8. PMID 18076002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-14.
  2. Gupta RS (2011). "Origin of diderm (Gram-negative) bacteria: antibiotic selection pressure rather than endosymbiosis likely led to the evolution of bacterial cells with two membranes". Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 100 (2): 171–182. doi:10.1007/s10482-011-9616-8. PMC 3133647. PMID 21717204.
  3. Campbell C, Sutcliffe IC, Gupta RS (2014). "Comparative proteome analysis of Acidaminococcus intestini supports a relationship between outer membrane biogenesis in Negativicutes and Proteobacteria". Arch Microbiol. 196 (4): 307–310. doi:10.1007/s00203-014-0964-4. PMID 24535491. S2CID 10721294.
  4. Sutcliffe IC (2010). "A phylum level perspective on bacterial cell envelope architecture". Trends Microbiol. 18 (10): 464–470. doi:10.1016/j.tim.2010.06.005. PMID 20637628.
  5. Cavalier-Smith T (2006). "Rooting the tree of life by transition analyses". Biol. Direct. 1: 19. doi:10.1186/1745-6150-1-19. PMC 1586193. PMID 16834776.