Archaeoglobus profundus

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Archaeoglobus profundus
Scientific classification
Domain: Archaea
Phylum: Euryarchaeota
Class: Archaeoglobi
Order: Archaeoglobales
Family: Archaeoglobaceae
Genus: Archaeoglobus
Species: A. profundus
Binomial name
Archaeoglobus profundus
Burggraf et al., 1990

Archaeoglobus profundus is a sulphate-reducing archaea.[1] Archaeoglobus can be found in high-temperature oil fields where it may contribute to oil field souring. A. profundus grows lithotrophically, and while it needs acetate and CO2 for biosynthesis it is heterotrophic.[2]


  1. ^ Burggraf, Siegfried; Jannasch, Holger W.; Nicolaus, Barbara; Stetter, Karl O. (1990). "Archaeoglobus profundus sp. nov., Represents a New Species within the Sulfate-reducing Archaebacteria". Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 13 (1): 24–28. ISSN 0723-2020. doi:10.1016/S0723-2020(11)80176-1. 
  2. ^ Vorholt, Julia; Kunow, Jasper; Stetter, Karl O.; Thauer, R. K. (1995). "Enzymes and coenzymes of the carbon monoxide dehydrogenase pathway for autotrophic CO2 fixation in Archaeoglobus lithotrophicus and the lack of carbon monoxide dehydrogenase in the heterotrophic A. profundus". Archives of Microbiology. 163 (2): 112–118. ISSN 0302-8933. doi:10.1007/s002030050179. 

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