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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(2003) found that effects of myristic acid supplementation inhibited significantly rumen archaea without significantly altering proportions of individual methanogen orders in sheep.
Tanaka, "Anaerobic degradation of tetramethylammonium by a newly isolated marine methanogen," Journal of Fermentation and Bioengineering, vol.
The Effect of Road Salt Runoff on Lake Methanogens and Methane.
Verstraete, "Methanosarcina: the rediscovered methanogen for heavy duty biomethanation," Bioresource Technology, vol.
In the last phase, methanogenesis takes place which is carried out by methanogens, belonging to Archaea.
The idea is that, given the extra nitrogen, methanogens sopping up excess hydrogen will form ammonia (composed of one nitrogen and three hydrogen atoms) instead of methane (one carbon and four hydrogens).
The genome sequence of the rumen methanogen Methanobrevibacter ruminantium reveals new possibilities for controlling ruminant methane emissions.
To emphasize how classification and the nested hierarchal system result from the evolutionary process, ask students to answer questions about the relatedness of organisms, such as "What is more closely related to a methanogen, a cyanobacteria or a human?" or "How are the kingdoms within domain Eukarya related to each other?"
Between 50 to 100 tons of wet fiber cake was fermented with methanogen rich cow dung juice and incubated for 12 to 24 hrs at room temperature.
Provided a methanogen inhibitor is added, these acids are the low-energy, thermodynamically driven products; therefore, there is no need to maintain aseptic operating conditions.