Domain; Phylum; Class; Order; family [Others may be used. Use NCBI link to find]
Alternate name(s) of this species
Description and Significance
Describe the appearance, habitat, etc. of the organism, and why you think it is important.
Life Cycle, Cell Structure, Metabolism
Interesting features of the life cycle, spores produced, reproductive features; how it gains energy; what important molecules it produces.
Describe the size and content of the genome. How many chromosomes? Other interesting features? What is known about its sequence?
Ecology and Pathogenesis
Habitat; symbiosis; environmental or industrial relevance; contributions to environment.
If relevant, how does this organism cause disease? Human, animal, plant hosts? Virulence factors, as well as host symptoms.
[Sample reference] Takai, K., Sugai, A., Itoh, T., and Horikoshi, K. "Palaeococcus ferrophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a barophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2000. Volume 50. p. 489-500.
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