(Endo)symbiotic Methanogenic Archaea - Microbiology Monographs 19 (Hardback)
  • (Endo)symbiotic Methanogenic Archaea - Microbiology Monographs 19 (Hardback)
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(Endo)symbiotic Methanogenic Archaea - Microbiology Monographs 19 (Hardback)

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Hardback 238 Pages / Published: 09/09/2010
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This updated monograph deals with methanogenic endosymbionts of anaerobic protists, in particular ciliates and termite flagellates, and with methanogens in the gastrointestinal tracts of vertebrates and arthropods. Further chapters discuss the genomic consequences of living together in symbiotic associations, the role of methanogens in syntrophic degradation, and the function and evolution of hydrogenosomes, hydrogen-producing organelles of certain anaerobic protists.

Methanogens are prokaryotic microorganisms that produce methane as an end-product of a complex biochemical pathway. They are strictly anaerobic archaea and occupy a wide variety of anoxic environments. Methanogens also thrive in the cytoplasm of anaerobic unicellular eukaryotes and in the gastrointestinal tracts of animals and humans. The symbiotic methanogens in the gastrointestinal tracts of ruminants and other "methanogenic" mammals contribute significantly to the global methane budget; especially the rumen hosts an impressive diversity of methanogens.

This makes this updated volume an interesting read for scientists and students in Microbiology and Physiology.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783642136146
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 589 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm
Edition: 2010 ed.

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