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Methanoculleus

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In taxonomy, Methanoculleus is a genus of microbes within the family Methanomicrobiaceae.[1] The species of the genus Methanoculleus live in marine environments brackish water, and are very common in bioreactors, landfills, and wastewater. Unlike other archaea, Methanoculleus and some species of related genera can use ethanol and some secondary alcohols as electron donors as they produce methane. This has implications as the production of methane as a greenhouse gas and consequences with respect to global climate change.[2]

Methanoculleus
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Methanoculleus
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Methanoculleus
Maestrojun et al. 1990
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  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Methanoculleus. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
  2. ^ "JGI Genome Portal, Methanoculleus". U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science. Retrieved 2016-07-24.

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Scientific journalsEdit

  • Maestrojuan GM; Boone DR; Xun LY; Mah RA; et al. (1990). "Transfer of Methanogenium bourgense, Methanogenium marisnigri, Methanogenium olentangyi, and Methanogenium thermophilicum to the genus Methanoculleus gen. nov, emendation of Methanoculleus marisnigri and Methanogenium, and description of new strains of Methanoculleus bourgense and Methanoculleus marisnigr". Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 40: 117–122. doi:10.1099/00207713-40-2-117.
  • Balch WE; Fox GE; Magrum LJ; Woese CR; et al. (1979). "Methanogens: reevaluation of a unique biological group". Microbiol. Rev. 43 (2): 260–296. PMC 281474. PMID 390357.

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