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A genus of bacteria (order Mycoplasmatales) that possesses the same characteristics as the organisms in the genus Mycoplasma except that the thermoplasmas do not require sterol for growth, have an optimal temperature of 55-59°C, have an optimal pH of 1.0-2.0, and reproduce by budding. The type species is Thermoplasma acidophilum.
[thermo- + G. plasma, something formed]


, pl.


(ther'mō-plaz'mă, -plaz'mah-tă),
A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the genus Thermoplasma.


a genus of archebacteria which lack a cell wall; found in coal refuse piles.
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Archaeosomes originated from certain archa-ea such as Msmithil and Thermoplasma acid-ophilum are more stable due to high percentage of caldarchaeols in their structures (17).
Quantitative proteome and transcriptome analysis of the archaeon Thermoplasma acidophilwn cultured under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
The experimental structures used for construction of the model were tricorn interacting factor F3 of Thermoplasma acidophilum (PDB: lzlw) and leukotrien A4 hydrolase D375n mutant of human (PDB: I gw6).
Crystal structures of the tricorn interacting factor F3 from Thermoplasma acidophilum, a zinc aminopeptidase in three different conformations.
extremophile Thermoplasma acidophilum (Viestra & Haug, 1978; Akeson
physical properties of membrane lipids in Thermoplasma acidophilum.
Una particularidad excepcional viene de la mano del genero Thermoplasma que carece de pared, Madigan, M.
Thermoplasma acidophilum, Aeropyrum pernix, and Halobacterium sp.
Not all of the archae, especially Halobacterium and to a lesser extent Thermoplasma acidophilum and Aeropyrum pernix, have a clearly defined SD region.
Determination of the complete genomic DNA sequence of Thermoplasma volvanium GSS1.
NRC-1 TAC Archaea Euryarchaeota Thermoplasma acidophilum TVO Archaea Euryarchaeota Thermoplasma volcanium GSS1 PHO Archaea Euryarchaeota Pyrococcus horikoshii OT3 PAB Archaea Euryarchaeota Pyrococcus abyssi GE5 PFU Archaea Euryarchaeota Pyrococcus furiosus DSM 3638 APE Archaea Crenarcheota Aeropyrum pernix K1 SSO Archaea Crenarcheota Sulfolobus solfataricus STO Archaea Crenarcheota Sulfolobus tokodaii strain7 PAI Archaea Crenarchaeota Pyrobaculum aerophilum 1M2 * Indicates pathogenic bacteria.
A genomic library of Thermus ruber was screened with labeled genomic DNA from the archaeon Thermoplasma acidophilum.

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