In taxonomy, Thermococcus is a genus of.extreme thermophiles in the family the Thermococcaceae.

They consist of gram-negative spheres that move with flagella. They are organothrophic anaerobes, growing in temperatures above 70°C. They require elemental sulphur as electron acceptor in these growth reactions, producing hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2)


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