Methanothermus fervidus

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Methanothermus fervidus
Scientific classification
Domain: Archaea
Kingdom: Euryarchaeota
Phylum: Euryarchaeota
Class: Methanobacteria
Order: Methanobacteriales
Family: Methanothermaceae
Genus: Methanothermus
Species: Methanothermus fervidus
Stetter et al., 1981

Methanothermus fervidus is a species of methanogen.[1] It is notable for being an extremely thermophilic methanogen. Its cells are rod-shaped; its complex cell envelope exhibits two layers, each about 12 nm thick; the inner represents the pseudomurein sacculus and the outer a protein envelope.


  1. ^ Stetter, Karl O., et al. " Methanothermus fervidus, sp. nov., a novel extremely thermophilic methanogen isolated from an Icelandic hot spring."Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie Mikrobiologie und Hygiene: I. Abt. Originale C: Allgemeine, angewandte und ökologische Mikrobiologie 2.2 (1981): 166-178.

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