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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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Methanogenic flora is associated with altered colonic transit but not stool characteristics in constipation without IBS.
Effects of methanogenic inhibitors on methane production and abundances of methanogens and cellulolytic bacteria in in vitro ruminal cultures.
The market consists of two types of benefits - Recurring benefit household waste characterization campaign (Omr) watershed ISSEANE, Saint-Ouen, Ivry-Paris XIII and Romainville,- Occasional benefits on Omr / Csr (physico-chemical analysis, measurement of methanogenic potential, .
For querying the potential toxicity of the contaminants to anaerobic degradation, the influence of the deep water on the efficiency of an enrichment culture of acetoclastic methanogenic bacteria was measured (Fig.
Methanogenic bacteria need different antibiotic treatment than hydrogen-producing bacteria.
It is difficult to study C sequestration potential and other related processes because of the complexity of decomposition processes and the lability of the balance between methanogenic microorganisms and associated fluxes (Mitra et al.
Examples of important astrobiology concepts include the causes of mass extinctions and their effect on the evolution of life, the effects of methanogenic metabolism and oxygenic photosynthesis on the global environment and evolution of life, non-photosynthetic ecosystems such as hydrothermal vent and subsurface ecosystems, extremophile biology and "alternate" metabolic strategies such as sulfur or metal oxidation.
ALGAS concluded that methanogenic bacteria can only function at redox potential levels below -200 mV and that a correlation exists between methane emission and soil redox potential.
Synthesis of methyl-mercury compounds by extracts of a methanogenic bacterium.
The effect of oxidative coloration on the methanogenic toxicity and anaerobic biodegradability of phenols.