Talk:Strain 121

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What exactly is "200 miles off the Puget Sound" supposed to mean? That either puts it between Vancouver Island and the mainland or 100 miles east of the entrance to the straight of Juan de fuca; either way it could be worded much better. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:30, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Doesn't this species have a Linnaean binominal name? Steinbach (fka Caesarion) 23:05, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Bacillus stearothermophilus!!!!!!!!!!!!

As far as I could find out there is yet no Linnaean binominal name for this species. This may take some time, probably until at least a part of the genome has been sequenced. However, it would be more than a big surprise if this organism would bee related to the Bacilli, since the upper limit for the growth of these organisms is much lower (typically around 75 to 80 °C). The organism was classified as a member of the Archaea based on sequences of the rDNA. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:06, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Just wondering if the term bacteriostatic is correctly applied to an archaeon? CK4231 00:00, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
I also find it odd to use 'bacteriostatic' when talking about an archaeon. Might archeostatic or simply enzyme inhibition be better. (talk) 15:27, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Cited as
A novel hyperthermophilic member of the Crenarchaeota was isolated from the same deposit that is an obligately autotrophic reducer of amorphous Fe(III) oxide with an optimum growth temperature of 106°C (14).
Abundances of Hyperthermophilic Autotrophic Fe(III) Oxide Reducers and Heterotrophs in Hydrothermal Sulfide Chimneys of the Northeastern Pacific Ocean.
H. C. Ver Eecke, D. S. Kelley, and J. F. Holden (2009);     Appl. Envir. Microbiol. 75, 242-245
—DIV ( (talk) 07:12, 4 February 2009 (UTC))

Genome Sequencing[edit]

Are there any projects going on to sequence its genome? (talk) 16:59, 7 August 2009 (UTC)


Strain 121 is an archaeon, says this article. But following the article on archaea: "In the past they were viewed as an unusual group of bacteria and named archaebacteria but (...) they are now classified as a separate domain in the three-domain system." So strain 121 is not a bacterium. And so... why does this article say that 130°C is bacteriostatic to them? Shouldn't it say archaeostatic, or something like that? Or just say that it prevents them from reproducing? Think of an article on amoeba talking about some condition being "bacteriostatic" for them. David Olivier (talk) 10:55, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

I've replaced "bacteriostatic" by "biostatic". I've removed the wikilink, because biostatic unfortunately redirects back to bacteriostatic. The wikilink was actually already useless, because the bacteriostatic article is about antibiotic substances, not about the term in general (in this case, specifically the effect of heat), and because the meaning of the term is already explained in the text. David Olivier (talk) 10:19, 22 September 2010 (UTC)