Domain Archaea

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High-level taxon of prokaryotic organisms noted particularly for its members that inhabit extreme environments.

There are three basic forms of cellular life, and domain Archaea is one of them (the other two are domains Bacteria and Eukarya).

For additional information, see simply Archaea. See also archaebacteria, archaebacterium, and domain. Contrast with Archaean and contrast also with domain Bacteria.