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The less derived (see apomorph) of the Archaea, consisting principally of extreme thermophiles and psychrophiles. Members of the Crenarchaeota show a greater genetic similarity to eukaryotes than to members of the Eubacteria. In the widely used five-kingdom system of classification, the Crenarchaeota form a group within the Archaea subkingdom of the Bacteria. In the three-domain system they comprise a kingdom within the domain Archaea.

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