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Methanococcus maripaludis is a species of methanogen. It is anaerobic, weakly motile, non-spore-forming, Gram-negative, and a pleomorphic coccoid-rod averaging 1.2 by 1.6 μm is size.[1] Its genome has been sequenced.[2]

Methanococcus maripaludis
Scientific classification
Methanococcus maripaludis

Jones et al. 1984


  1. ^ Jones, W. Jack; Paynter, M. J. B.; Gupta, R. (1983). "Characterization of Methanococcus maripaludis sp. nov., a new methanogen isolated from salt marsh sediment". Archives of Microbiology. 135 (2): 91–97. doi:10.1007/BF00408015. ISSN 0302-8933.
  2. ^ E. L. Hendrickson, R. Kaul, Y. Zhou, D. Bovee, P. Chapman, J. Chung, E. Conway de Macario, J. A. Dodsworth, W. Gillett, D. E. Graham, M. Hackett, A. K. Haydock, A. Kang, M. L. Land, R. Levy, T. J. Lie, T. A. Major, B. C. Moore, I. Porat, A. Palmeiri, G. Rouse, C. Saenphimmachak, D. Soll, S. Van Dien, T. Wang, W. B. Whitman, Q. Xia, Y. Zhang, F. W. Larimer, M. V. Olson & J. A. Leigh (October 2004). "Complete genome sequence of the genetically tractable hydrogenotrophic methanogen Methanococcus maripaludis". Journal of Bacteriology. 186 (20): 6956–6969. doi:10.1128/JB.186.20.6956-6969.2004. PMC 522202. PMID 15466049.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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