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Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
(unranked): Terrabacteria
Phylum: DeinococcusThermus
Class: Deinococci
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  • Deinococcaeota Oren et al. 2015

Deinococcus–Thermus is a phylum of extremophile bacteria that are highly resistant to environmental hazards.

These bacteria have thick cell walls that give them gram-positive stains, and they have a second membrane. They are are closer in structure to that of gram-negative bacteria. Cavalier-Smith calls this clade Hadobacteria (from Hades, the Greek underworld).

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