Methanocaldococcus

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Methanocaldococcus
Scientific classification
Domain: Archaea
Kingdom: Euryarchaeota
Phylum: Euryarchaeota
Class: Methanococci
Order: Methanococcales
Family: Methanocaldococcaceae
Genus: Methanocaldococcus
Binomial name
Methanocaldococcus
Whitman 2002
Species

In taxonomy, Methanocaldococcus is a genus of the Methanocaldococcaceae.[1]

Methanocaldococcus formerly known as Methanococcus is a genus of coccoid methanogens. They are all mesophiles, except the thermophilic M. thermolithotrophicus and the hyperthermophilic M. jannaschii. The latter was discovered at the base of a “white smoker” chimney at 21°N on the East Pacific Rise[2] and it was the first archaean genome to be completely sequenced, revealing many novel and eukaryote-like elements.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Methanocaldococcus. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ W.J. Jones, et al. (December 1983). "Methanococcus jannaschii sp. nov., an extremely thermophilic methanogen from a submarine hydrothermal vent". Arch. Microbiol. 136 (4): 254–261. doi:10.1007/BF00425213. 
  3. ^ C.J. Bult, et al. (August 1996). "Complete genome sequence of the methanogenic archaeon, Methanococcus jannaschii". Science 273 (5278): 1058–1073. doi:10.1126/science.273.5278.1058. PMID 8688087. 

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Scientific books[edit]

  • Whitman, WB (2001). "Genus I. Methanocaldococcus gen. nov.". In DR Boone and RW Castenholz, eds. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology Volume 1: The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. ISBN 978-0-387-98771-2. 
  • Whitman WB, Boone DR, Koga Y (2001). "Family II. Methanocaldococcaceae fam. nov.". In DR Boone and RW Castenholz, eds. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology Volume 1: The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. ISBN 978-0-387-98771-2. 

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