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What enables archaebacteria to live in extreme environments?

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  1. yukitou
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    I don't really study bacteria that much details so i might make some mistakes here. archeal membrane lipid is different from eukaryotes and bacteria. The lipid lacks head groups, has tepene alcohol side chain, and the non-polar chain joins to glycerol by ether bond. this allow lipids to resist hydrolysis and oxidation in extreme conditions. i hope this helps.

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    Oh. :) Thanks :D And, so in this way, temperature variance does't affect the metabolism happening inside?

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    basically there won't be much effect since they are adapted for extreme conditions. But if is cold environment, then it'll be different story.

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    and what IS the story? :P

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    enzyme become inactive in cold conditions

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