In taxonomy, Thermoplasma is a genus of the Thermoplasmataceae.[1]

Thermoplasma is a genus of lipoglycan containing atypical archaeal tetraether lipid attached to a glucose- and mannose-containing oligosaccharide. This lipoglycan is presumably responsible for the acid and thermal stability of the Thermoplasma membrane.

Currently the genus Thermoplasma contains two species, T. acidophilum and T. volcanium.


  • References 1
  • Further reading 2
    • Scientific journals 2.1
    • Scientific books 2.2
    • Scientific databases 2.3
  • External links 3


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Further reading

Scientific journals

  • Ruepp, A.; Graml, W.; Santos-Martinez, M.-L.; Koretke, K.K.; Volker, C.; Werner Mews, H.; Frishman, D.; Stocker, S.; et al. (2000). "The genome sequence of the thermoacidophilic scavenger Thermoplasma acidophilum". Nature 407 (6803): 508–513.   [2]
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  • Ma, Chao; Pathak, Chinar; Jang, Sunbok; Lee, Sang Jae; Nam, Minjoo; Kim, Soon-Jong; Im, Hookang; Lee, Bong-Jin (October 2014). "Structure of Thermoplasma volcanium Ard1 belongs to N-acetyltransferase family member suggesting multiple ligand binding modes with acetyl coenzyme A and coenzyme A". Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Proteins and Proteomics 1844 (10): 1790–1797.  
  • Azami, Yasuhiro; Hattori, Ai; Nishimura, Hiroto; Kawaide, Hiroshi; Yoshimura, Tohru; Hemmi, Hisashi (Jun 6, 2014). "(R)-Mevalonate 3-Phosphate Is an Intermediate of the Mevalonate Pathway in Thermoplasma acidophilum". Journal of Biological Chemistry 289 (23): 15957–15967.  

Scientific books

  • Madigan, M.T. & Martinko, J.M. (2005). Brock Biology of Microorganisms (11th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall. 
  • Reysenbach, A-L (2001). "Family I. Thermoplasmataceae fam. nov.". In DR Boone; RW Castenholz. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology Volume 1: The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Verlag.  

Scientific databases

External links

  • Thermoplasma volcanium
  • Thermoplasma acidophilum
  • The genome sequence of the thermoacidophilic scavenger Thermoplasma acidophilum