Introducing Thorarchaeota!

A deeply-branched widespread new group of Archaea whose genome were recovered from estuary sediments, but are in sediments around the world. Read about their physiologies in this first paper in ISME J.

Genomic reconstruction of a novel, deeply branched sediment archaeal phylum with pathways for acetogenesis and sulfur reduction

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This paper was highlighted in Nature as well.Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 2.25.33 PM