Sifarchaeota ,” a Novel Asgard Phylum from Costa Rican Sediment Capable of Polysaccharide Degradation and Anaerobic Methylotrophy


Citation
Farag et al. (2021). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 87 (9)
Names (5)
“Sifarchaeum subterraneum” “Sifarchaeum” Ca. Sifarchaeum marinoarchaea Ca. Sifarchaeum subterraneus “Sifarchaeota”
Subjects
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Biotechnology Ecology Food Science
Abstract
The exploration of deep marine sediments has unearthed many new lineages of microbes. The finding of this novel phylum of Asgard archaea is important, since understanding the diversity and evolution of Asgard archaea may inform also about the evolution of eukaryotic cells. The comparison of metabolic potentials of the Asgard archaea can help inform about selective pressures the lineages have faced during evolution.
Authors
Publication date
2021-04-13
DOI
10.1128/aem.02584-20