NC_008553:1717000 Methanosaeta thermophila PT, complete genome
Host Lineage: Methanosaeta thermophila; Methanosaeta; Methanosaetaceae; Methanosarcinales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea
General Information: This thermophilic strain (PT; DSM 6194) was isolated from anaerobic digester sludge and is the type strain for the species. Produces methane from acetate. Methanosaeta thermophila is a thermophilic methanogen found widely distributed in the environment. This organism can metabolize acetate into methane and may be useful as a producer of biofuels.