Query: NC_011766:1106739 Desulfurococcus kamchatkensis 1221n chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Desulfurococcus kamchatkensis; Desulfurococcus; Desulfurococcaceae; Desulfurococcales; Crenarchaeota; Archaea General Information: This organism, a hyperthermophilic Crenarchaeota, was isolated from the sediments of Treshchinny Spring (Uzon Caldera, Kamchatka, Russia).
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General Information: Pyrococcus has similar characteristics of other thermoautotrophican archaea such as Archaeoglobus, and Methanococcus in the respect that they are all thermophilic and anaerobic. Pyrococcus differs, however, because its optimal growth temperature is nearly 100 °C and dwells at a greater sea depth than the other archaea. Studying Pyrococcus helps give insight to possible mechanisms used to endure extreme environmental conditions like high temperatures and high pressure.