(Endo)symbiotic Methanogenic Archaea

Editore: Springer Berlin Heidelberg Data di rilascio: 2010-09-08
Punti Necessari: 61750


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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 "e;methanogenic"e; mammals contribute significantly to the global methane budget. This 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 reviews 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.

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Genere: Ecological science, the Biosphere

Raccolta: Springer

Genere: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 9783642136153

Informazioni Aggiuntive

Genere: Ecological science, the Biosphere

Raccolta: Springer

Genere: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 9783642136153

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