Nanoarchaeum equitans


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Nanoarchaeum equitans

A prokaryote name with no current standing in prokaryotic nomenclature.
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We also analyzed three bacterial species Escherichia coli K12 MG1655 [62], the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 [63], and the alphaproteobacterium Rickettsiales bacterium Ac37b [64] and three Archaea species Ignicoccus hospitalis kin4/i, Nanoarchaeum equitans [29], and Lokiarchaeum sp.
For instance, Nanoarchaeum equitans lacks most of the genes for metabolic and biosynthesis process [12, 26].
Ki et al., "Unique substrate spectrum and PCR application of Nanoarchaeum equitans family B DNA polymerase," Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.
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. He said: "The microbe could harbour clues to what makes a living organism."