Methanospirillum

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In taxonomy, Methanospirillum is a genus of microbes within the family Methanospirillaceae.[1] All its species are methanogenic archaea. The cells are bar-shaped and form filaments. Most produce energy via the reduction of carbon dioxide with hydrogen, but some species can also use formate as a substrate. They are Gram-negative and move using archaella on the sides of the cells. They are strictly anaerobic, and they are found in wetland soil and anaerobic water treatment systems.[2]

References

  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Methanospirillum. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
  2. ^ Aharon Oren (2014-10-10). "The Family Methanospirillaceae". The Prokaryotes. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 283–290. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-38954-2_316. ISBN 978-3-642-38953-5.
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Methanospirillum: Brief Summary

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In taxonomy, Methanospirillum is a genus of microbes within the family Methanospirillaceae. All its species are methanogenic archaea. The cells are bar-shaped and form filaments. Most produce energy via the reduction of carbon dioxide with hydrogen, but some species can also use formate as a substrate. They are Gram-negative and move using archaella on the sides of the cells. They are strictly anaerobic, and they are found in wetland soil and anaerobic water treatment systems.

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