Genomic Analysis of Methanogenic Archaea Reveals a Shift Towards Energy Conservation
Journal Article - Open Access
University of California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara United States
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The metabolism of archaeal methanogens drives methane release into the environment and is critical tounderstanding global carbon cycling. Methanogenesis operates at a very low reducing potential compared to otherforms of respiration and is therefore critical to many anaerobic environments. Harnessing or altering methanogenmetabolism has the potential to mitigate global warming and even be utilized for energy applications. Here, we report draft genome sequences for the isolated methanogens Methanobacterium bryantii, Methanosarcina spelaei, Methanosphaera cuniculi, and Methanocorpusculum parvum.
- Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
- Anatomy and Physiology