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Ultrastructure of the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Pyrodictium abyssi

Rieger, G. ; Rachel, Reinhard ; Hermann, R. ; Stetter, Karl Otto


The ultrastructure of a new isolate of Pyrodictium abyssi, obtained from the Midatlantic Ridge at a depth of 3600 m, was studied by scanning and transmission electron microscopy using cryopreparation techniques. Scanning electron microscopy revealed an extensive three-dimensional network, consisting of cells and extracellular tubules. Cells are inter-twined with the tubules. The presence of 10-nm ...


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