methanogen


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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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A concern with food additives is that the methanogens in the rumen might adapt to their new diet after a time and resume methane production at the same level.
Methanogens are anaerobic, so they don't require oxygen.
4], therefore, compounds that inhibit the activity of methanogens are likely to reduce ruminal C[H.
An important advantage of our inhibitors is that they only work on methanogens and don't affect other microbes in the rumen.
Other researchers have also recently found methanogens in icy settings.
Ciliate protozoa are an important key in methanogenesis in the rumen as methanogens attach to their surface.
Researchers at Stanford and Pennsylvania State universities are raising colonies of microorganisms, called methanogens, which have the remarkable ability to turn electrical energy into pure methane -- the key ingredient in natural gas.
Methanogens and sulfate reducers are capable of anaerobic reductive dehalogenation of PCE and TCE (e.
Since hydrogenosomes, as they generate energy, emit lots of hydrogen, as well as some carbon dioxide and acetate, the methanogens had stumbled upon a feast inside the cell.
Reducing methane emissions and the methanogen population in the rumen of Tibetan sheep by dietary supplementation with coconut oil.
In vitro evaluation of different feeds for their potential to generate methane and change methanogen diversity.
Microbial population structure, including the methanogen population, was not pooled in the database due to limited studies reported the respective parameter.