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Scientific classification
Domain: Archaea
Kingdom: Euryarchaeota
Phylum: Euryarchaeota
Class: Methanomicrobia
Order: Methanosarcinales
Family: Methanosarcinaceae
Genus: Methanococcoides
Binomial name
Sowers and Ferry 1985

In taxonomy, Methanococcoides is a genus of the Methanosarcinaceae.[1]

Methanococcoides species are methanogens entirely dependent on methylated compounds for nutrition.[2]


  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Methanococcoides. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ D.R. Boone; et al. (2001). "Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology", ed. Order III: methanosarcinales (vol. 1, 2nd ed.). New York: Springer. 

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