Thermoplasma acidophilum

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Ther·mo·plas·ma ac·i·do·ph'i·lum

a species found in a coal refuse pile that had undergone self-heating; it is also found in acid hot springs; it is the type species of the genus Thermoplasma.
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The genome sequence of the thermoacidophilic scavenger Thermoplasma acidophilum. Nature 407:508-513.
A genomic library of Thermus ruber was screened with labeled genomic DNA from the archaeon Thermoplasma acidophilum. One of the clones that showed stronger cross reactivity to the archaeal probe encodes a prolyl tRNA synthetase.

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