Query: NC_020389:714178 Methanosarcina mazei Tuc01, complete genome Lineage: Methanosarcina mazei; Methanosarcina; Methanosarcinaceae; Methanosarcinales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea General Information: This organism is a strictly anaerobic, non-motile, methane-producing archaeon. This organism can also aggregate forming large irregular shaped clumps of cells. Occasionally these aggregates can grow to 1000 microns or more in diameter. Growth occurs at pH 5.5-8.0, with optimum growth at pH 6.8-7.2. Growth occurs at pH 5.5-8.0, with optimum growth at pH 6.8-7.2. Can be found in decaying leaf litter, garden soil, sewage treatment sludge digestors, black mud, feces of herbivores and other urban waste and sewage products.
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General Information: Methanosaeta, the predominant methane producer on earth, has received little attention in recent years due to its slow growth and difficulties in culturing. Therefore, the genome sequence is a valuable source of information about this microbe and offers the most tractable approach to understanding its physiology. Furthermore, the genome sequence of Methanosaeta concilii GP-6 significantly increases our knowledge of the role of acetate-utilizing methanoarchaea in the global carbon cycle, and also allows for a more complete comparative genomics analysis of methanogenic archaea as now both genera of aceticlastic methanoarchaea are now represented.