NC_009637:646092 Methanococcus maripaludis C7 chromosome, complete genome
Host Lineage: Methanococcus maripaludis; Methanococcus; Methanococcaceae; Methanococcales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea
General Information: Anaerobic methane-producing archeon. This strain was isolated from intertidal salt-marsh sediments. Methanococcus maripaludis is an obligately anaerobic, mesophilic, methane-producing archaeon. Growth on hydrogen and carbon dioxide results in the production of methane as a waste product. M. maripaludis stands out among methanogenic archaea as an ideal model species because of fast reproducible growth and effective genetic tools.