In recent years we've learned a whole lot more about those other prokaryotes, the Archaea. Answer true or false to the following statements:
a. All archaea are extremophiles.
b. Archaea are the only extremophiles.
c. An extremophile is only found in the prokaryotic world.
d. Extremophiles can be found in all three domains of life.
Extremophiles are organisms that live in extreme conditions. These conditions include extreme cold, extreme heat, extremes of pH, salinity, pressure etc. It is believed that the first life on Earth was extremophiles.
Answer and Explanation:
a. All archaea are extremophiles. True.
b. Archaea are the only extremophiles. False. Bacteria and Eukarya can also be extremophiles.
See full answer below.
Become a member and unlock all Study Answers
Try it risk-free for 30 daysTry it risk-free
Ask a question
Our experts can answer your tough homework and study questions.Ask a question Ask a question
Learn more about this topic:
fromChapter 5 / Lesson 21