Etymology: N.L. neut. pl. n. Thorarchaeota, Thus we propose that this group of archaea from the WOR sediments be given a distinct name that reflects its antiquity and sibling group relationship with the Lokiarchaeota, ‘Thorarchaeota’.
Original publication: Seitz KW, Lazar CS, Hinrichs KU, Teske AP, Baker BJ. Genomic reconstruction of a novel, deeply branched sediment archaeal phylum with pathways for acetogenesis and sulfur reduction. ISME J 2016; 10:1696-1705.Record number: 846