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methanogen

[mə′than·ə·jən]
(biology)
An organism carrying out methanogenesis, requiring completely anaerobic conditions for growth; considered by some authorities to be distinct from bacteria.
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Quantitation and diversity analysis of ruminal methanogenic populations in response to the antimethanogenic compound bromochloromethane.
According to Aquino and Chernicharo (2005), the kinetic differences between acidogenic, methanogenic and ketogenic microorganisms cause an imbalance between production and consumption of intermediate products during organic load conditions.
Contribution of hydrogen to methane production and control of hydrogen concentrations in methanogenic soils and sediments.
Most of the theoretical SS-AD models published before 2005 focused mainly on the effect of the heterogeneous initial distribution of inoculum in the substrate and how methanogenic microbes spread throughout the digester, while more recent SS-AD models have started to focus on total solids content.
Methanogenic Archaea and human periodontal disease.
There are other examples: soil fungi consume polyurethane, Methanogenic consortia degrade styrene, using it as a carbon source, and various fungi degrade plasticized PVC.
Straw application could enhance the growth of methanogenic populations, which stimulate C[H.
Increased dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) inclusion and decreased corn particle size have been shown to lower ruminal pH and reduce methanogenic bacteria and hydrogen production.
4) Either bacterial overgrowth or the overgrowth of methanogenic archaea leads to impairment of digestion and absorption and produces excess quantities of hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, or methane gas.
Anaerobic systems are used to process food, agriculture and animal waste where methanogenic bacteria decompose the organic waste producing methane (Wu, 2010).