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largest reported Archaea are probably the extremely thermophilic Staphylothermus
marinus, which in culture may occasionally have cell diameters up to 15µm
(primary source)...the thermophilic archaea, S.
marinus, are normally 0.5–1µm wide but may form giant cells up to 15µm in
diameter at high yeast extract concentration (primary source)."