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Methanobacterium

Methanobacterium In taxonomy, Methanobacterium is a genus of the Methanobacteriaceae. Contrary to their name, they are not exactly a bacterial species as they belong to the archaea and have the distinguishing biopolymer, peptidoglycan, missing from their cell membranes. Methanobacterium are nonmotile and live without oxygen. Some members of this genus can use formate to reduce methane; others live… Read More »

Role of Endosymbiosis in Eukaryotic Evolution

In addition to providing a significant nutritional mode, the advent of endocytosis in an ancestor of living eukaryotes also enabled a completely new way to generate cellular change and complexity: endosymbiosis. Put simply, endosymbiosis is the process by which one cell is taken up by another and retained internally, such that the two cells live together and integrate… Read More »