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16th May 2012

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Archaea Fact #1

The bond between the lipid and gylcerol in Archaea’s Cell Membrane is an ether bond. This differs from Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes, who¬†have ester bonds. Ether bonds are more stable than ester bonds and this added stability may contribute¬†to Archaea’s ability to survive in extreme environments (high acidity, high temperature etc).

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