How ancient bacteria handle the heat

August 1991
New Scientist;8/10/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1781, p21
Reports that researchers in Germany have found a clue to how archaebacteria survive at extremes of temperature. Discovery of large quantities of a cylindrical protein complex in the cells of Pyrodictium occultum; Production by organisms of so-called heat-shock proteins under stress; Function of molecular chaperonins.


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