Archaea and Their Applications Descriptive Essay by muhmaster

Archaea and Their Applications
A descriptive piece detailing the different types of archaea and their uses and potential uses in biotechnology.
# 64354 | 1,496 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2005 | GB
Published on Mar 08, 2006 in Biology (Molecular and Cell) , Biology (Biotechnology)

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Archaebacteria discovered in 1977 by Dr Carl Woese, are still one of the most puzzling, widely studied and enigmatic forms of life on earth. This paper describes what archaea are, where they are found and their classification of them in relation to other organisms. It also contains tables and information on different classes of archaea and their current and potential uses in biotechnology.

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"The main reason that Archaea are studied so widely is because of their remarkable properties. Morphologically they resemble Eubacteria and yet studies of their genetic makeup show that they may be more closely related to Eukaryotes. Like Eubacteria they are microscopic prokaryotes, however they have major biochemical differences. The first and most striking distinction between Archaea and Eubacteria is in the archaeal cell membrane. "

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