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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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In the journal Animal in 2013, the New Zealand team reported finding genetic sequences in methanogens that are attractive targets for a vaccine.
So, only a few species appear to be responsible for all the methane produced by ruminants everywhere, which means mitigation strategies can be developed to target the few dominant methanogens, " he said.
Rebecca Mickol, a doctoral student in space and planetary sciences at the University of Arkansas, found that in the laboratory, four species of methanogens survived low-pressure conditions that simulated a subsurface liquid aquifer on Mars.
Now, scientists hope to use methanogens to create microbial fuel cells, which is where Logan's team found Methanobacterium palustre, the electricity-drinking, methane-emitting archea, clustered around the cathode.
Molecular diversity of rumen methanogens from sheep in Western Australia.
This could be explained by the presence of noncompetitive substrates for methanogens (trimethylglycine) in yeast wastewater.
0 while in the bioreactor and is further heated prior to entry to de-activate or kill methanogens.
own acetic by-products, methanogens cooperate by consuming these
Recent studies of H2 use in reductive dechlorination show that dechlorinators have an affinity for H2 at least an order of magnitude greater than that of hydrogenotrophic methanogens.
Manure that is treated in a digester is broken down or digested by billions of naturally occurring bacteria known as methanogens and they convert the carbon in the manure to methane gas.
Effects of methanogenic inhibitors on methane production and abundances of methanogens and cellulolytic bacteria in in vitro ruminal cultures.
TEHRAN (FNA)- New research suggests that methanogens among the simplest and oldest organisms on Earth could survive on Mars.