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In taxonomy, Methanothermobacter is a genus of the Methanobacteriaceae.[1] The species within this genus are thermophilic and grow best at temperatures between 55 °C and 65 °C. They use carbon dioxide and hydrogen as substrates to produce methane for energy.[2]

Methanothermobacter
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Methanothermobacter
Binomial name
Methanobacter
Wasserfallen et al. 2000
Species
Synonyms
  • Methanobacter Boone et al. 1993

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Methanothermobacter. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
  2. ^ Stanley Falkow; Eugene Rosenberg; Karl-Heinz Schleifer; Erko Stackebrandt, eds. (2006-10-10). The Prokaryotes. 3. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 241. ISBN 0387254935. Retrieved 2016-08-30.

Further readingEdit

Scientific journalsEdit

  • Seifert, A.H.; Rittmann, S.; Herwig, C (20 July 2014). "Analysis of process related factors to increase volumetric productivity and quality of biomethane with Methanothermobacter marburgensis". Applied Energy. 132: 155–162. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.07.002.
  • Wasserfallen A; Nolling J; Pfister P; Reeve J; et al. (2000). "Phylogenetic analysis of 18 thermophilic Methanobacterium isolates supports the proposals to create a new genus, Methanothermobacter gen. nov., and to reclassify several isolates in three species, Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus comb. nov., Methanothermobacter wolfeii comb. nov. and Methanothermobacter marburgensis sp. nov". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50: 43–53. doi:10.1099/00207713-50-1-43. PMID 10826786.

Scientific booksEdit

  • Boone DR; Whitman WB; Rouviere P (1994). "Diversity and taxonomy of methanogens". In JG Ferry (ed.). Methanogenesis: Ecology, Physiology, Biochemistry & Genetics. New York: Chapman & Hall. pp. 35–80. ISBN 978-0-412-03531-9.

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