NC_003551:1245681 Methanopyrus kandleri AV19, complete genome
Host Lineage: Methanopyrus kandleri; Methanopyrus; Methanopyraceae; Methanopyrales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea
General Information: Thermophilic methanogenic archaeon. This organism has been found at Guaymas hot vents at a depth of 2000, at a depth of 1006 m on the Kolbeinsey Ridge north of Iceland and on hydrothermically heated black smoker walls at a depth of 3650 m at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This methanogen grows chemolithoautotrophically at 80-110ºC in a hydrogen-carbon dioxide atmosphere.