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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 »

Geobacillus stearothermophilus

Cell structure Geobacillus stearothermophilus (previously Bacillus stearothermophilus)[1][2] is a rod-shaped, Gram-positive bacterium and a member of the division Firmicutes. Ecology The bacterium is a thermophile and is widely distributed in soil, hot springs, ocean sediment, and is a cause of spoilage in food products. It will grow within a temperature range of 30 to 75°C. Some strains are… Read More »

Excavata

Excavata Excavata is a large and diverse grouping that has been proposed based on a synthesis of morphological and molecular data. Many excavates share a similar feeding groove structure (from which the name is derived) (Simpson and Patterson, 2001; Simpson and Patterson, 1999). Many others lack this structure, but are demonstrably related to lineages that possess it in… Read More »