A microbe has been found in the boiling hot waters of a deep ocean hydrothermal vent. It cannot be readily stained or cultured in the laboratory, but its rRNA has just been sequenced and analyzed.
a. Make a hypothesis regarding the domain of life to which this microbe most likely belongs.
b. Explain which edition of Bergey’s Manual should be used in this case to determine the identity of this microbe.
c. Explain whether the rRNA sequence information is enough to define the species of a microbe.