Methanosarcinales

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Methanosarcinales
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Methanosarcina barkeri fusaro
Scientific classification
Domain: Archaea
Kingdom: Euryarchaeota
Phylum: Euryarchaeota
Class: Methanomicrobia
Order: Methanosarcinales
Binomial name
Methanosarcinales
Boone et al. 2002
Families

In taxonomy, the Methanosarcinales are an order of the Methanomicrobia.[1]

Large amounts of methane are produced in marine sediments but are then consumed before contacting aerobic waters or the atmosphere. Although no organism that can consume methane anaerobically has ever been isolated, biogeochemical evidence indicates that the overall process involves a transfer of electrons from methane to sulphate and is probably mediated by several organisms, including a methanogen (operating in reverse) and a sulphate-reducer (using an unknown intermediate substrate)

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  • Cavalier-Smith, T (2002). "The neomuran origin of archaebacteria, the negibacterial root of the universal tree and bacterial megaclassification". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 52 (Pt 1): 7–76. PMID 11837318. 
  • Hayes, John (April 29, 1999). "Methane-consuming archaebacteria in marine sediments". Nature (London) 398 (6730): 805. 

Scientific books[edit]

  • Boone DR, Whitman WB, Koga Y (2001). "Order III. Methanosarcinales ord. 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. pp. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-387-98771-2. 
  • Grant WD, Kamekura M, McGenity TJ, Ventosa A (2001). "Class III. Halobacteria class. 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. pp. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-387-98771-2. 
  • Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn TG (2004). "Taxonomic Outline of the Prokaryotes". Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, release 4.0 (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/bergeysoutline200310. 

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