Nanoarchaeum equitans


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Nanoarchaeum equitans

A prokaryote name with no current standing in prokaryotic nomenclature.
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Because Ignicoccus is Latin for "fireball," Stetter named its microbial partner Nanoarchaeum equitans to indicate a dwarfarchaeum riding a fiery sphere.
Professor Karl Stetter, who has spent more than 20 years looking for the bug, has named it Nanoarchaeum equitans.