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Chapter 8: Prokaryotes

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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This photo shows the steaming hot water of Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park of Wyoming. Believe it or not, but tiny organisms live in abundance in the very hot water. What living things can withstand such high temperatures? They are prokaryotes classified as Archaea. Besides hot water, they live in other extreme environments as well. You'll learn more about these fascinating organisms when you read this chapter.

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