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Sulfolobus archaea. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Sulfolobus sp. archaea. Archaea are single-celled organisms that are similar to bacteria, but also have characteristics of higher organisms, as well as unique characteristics. Sulfolobus is an extremophile that is found in hot springs and thrives in acidic and sulphur-rich environments. It experiences optimal growth at 80 degrees Celsius Magnification: x33,200 when printed 10 centimetres tall.
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