Fully describes the molecular cell biology of the archaea in one accessible and readable volume. * Describes the key cellular processes such as DNA replication, transcription, translation, lipids and metabolism. * Explains their unique features including aminoacyl-tRNA synthesis, signal transduction, and post-translational modification. * Details the latest discoveries of the twenty-first century and anticipates new progress expected in the future. * Serves as an essential reference for researchers, instructors, practitioners in the field, and students of the unique qualities of archaea. This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.