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Aquifex are Gram-negative rod-shaped thermophilic bacteria. They are chemolithotrophic autotrophs that feed on hydrogen sulfide or hydrogen gas. Their unusual membrane structure and preferred environment resemble those of the archaea.
Bergey's Manual Volume 1: The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria