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What a scorcher!

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This month's Genome Watch looks at the publication of four hyperthermophilic archaeal genomes, three of which belong to the Crenarchaeota phylum and one of which belongs to the newly defined Nanoarchaeota phylum.

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Figure 1: Attachment of Nanoarchaeum equitans to the outer membrane of Ignicoccus hospitalis.

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Cerdeño-Tárraga, A. What a scorcher!. Nat Rev Microbiol 7, 408–409 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrmicro2154

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