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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The Effect of Road Salt Runoff on Lake Methanogens and Methane.
Sulfate-reducing and methanogen populations can co-exist due to the constant input of organic matter, which allows the use of non-competitive substrates.
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).
Taxon-specific associations between protozoal and methanogen populations in the rumen and a model rumen system.
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.
Woese put the methanogen sample through his rRNA sequencing mill.
The composition of methanogen communities appeared to differ not only among different segments of the intestines (jejunum, ileum, cecum, colon, and rectum) but also among individual animals [64].
Rice Cluster I methanogens, an important group of Archaea producing greenhouse gas in soil.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The findings of a new research suggested that methanogens -- among the simplest and oldest organisms on Earth -- could survive on Mars.
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?
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.
Direct and indirect inhibitions of methanogen in the rumen have been suggested (Dschaaket al.