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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Deinococcus–Thermus
Class: Deinococci
Order: Thermales

Thermales is an order of bacteria belonging to the Deinococcus–Thermus phylum.[1] They are particularly resistant to heat, and live in the benthic zone of the Gulf of Mexico.[2]


  1. ^ Fred A. Rainey; Milton S. da Costa (14 September 2015). "Thermales ord. nov.". Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. doi:10.1002/9781118960608.obm00045. Archived from the original on 18 December 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  2. ^ John W. Tunnell, Jr.; Darryl L. Felder; Sylvia A. Earle; David K. Camp, eds. (2009). "Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota: Biodiversity". Texas A&M University Press: 38. ISBN 9781603442695. Retrieved 18 December 2016.