Methanobacteriaceae


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Methanobacteriaceae

[¦meth·ə·nō‚bak·tir·ē′ās·ē‚ē]
(microbiology)
The single family of methane-producing bacteria; anaerobes which obtain energy via formation of methane.
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Analysis of molecular-based studies reveals that the members of family Methanobacteriaceae (which includes Methanobrevibacter spp., Methanobacterium spp., and Methanosphaera spp.) are the dominant members (30 % to 99 % of archaea) of the rumen archaea.
El orden de las Methanobacteriales se divide en dos familias, Methanobacteriaceae y Methanothermaceae.
"Others" included the low abundant populations, namely, Methanolinea (0.01%), Methanospirillum (0.01%), Methanobacteriaceae (unclassified) (0.04%), and Thermoplasmata (0.09%).
Methanobacteriaceae family have been found associated with hydrogen binding methanogenic bacteria.
The family Methanobacteriaceae has a wide range of the mol% G+C of the DNA between 23 and 62 (Oren, 2014).