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Methanobrevibacter gottschalkii is a species of methanogen archaeon, named after Gerhard Gottschalk.[1]

Methanobrevibacter gottschalkii
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M. gottschalkii

Miller and Lin, 2002

DescriptionEdit

It is a coccobacillus with rounded ends, about 0.7 micrometres in width and 0.9 micrometres in length, occurring in pairs or short chains. Gram-positive reaction. Its cell wall is composed of pseudomurein. It is a strict anaerobe and its type strain is HOT (=DSM 11977T =OCM 813T). It was first isolated from horse and pig faeces.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miller, T. L. (2002). "Description of Methanobrevibacter gottschalkii sp. nov., Methanobrevibacter thaueri sp. nov., Methanobrevibacter woesei sp. nov. and Methanobrevibacter wolinii sp. nov". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 52 (3): 819–822. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02022-0. ISSN 1466-5026.

Further readingEdit

  • Hackstein, Johannes HP, ed. (endo) symbiotic methanogenic archaea. Vol. 19. Springer, 2010.
  • Schaechter, Moselio (2009). Encyclopedia of Microbiology. San Diego: Academic Press [Imprint]. ISBN 0-12-373944-6.
  • Falkow, Stanley; Dworkin, Martin (2006). The prokaryotes: a handbook on the biology of bacteria. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 0-387-25493-5.
  • Bignell, David Edward, Yves Roisin, and Nathan Lo, eds. Biology of termites: A modern synthesis. Springer, 2011.

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