Details for Methanococcus

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Thermal Features for this Organism


NCBI Taxonomy ID: 2184
NCBI Taxonomy Rank: Genus
The genus Methanococcus are irregular cocci that use the substrates H2 + CO2, pyruvate + CO2, and formate for methanogenesis. Their DNA %GC is 29-35.
Taken from the text Brock Biology of Microorganisms (10th ed.). Madigan, M.T., Martinko, J.M., and Parker, J. 2003. Prentice Hall. 454p.