Query: NC_007355:2237630 Methanosarcina barkeri str. fusaro chromosome 1, complete sequence Lineage: Methanosarcina barkeri; Methanosarcina; Methanosarcinaceae; Methanosarcinales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea General Information: Methanosarcina barkeri strain Fusaro was isolated from mud samples taken from the freshwater lake, Lago del Fusaro near Naples, Italy. This organism is a strictly anaerobic, non-motile, methane-producing archaeon and has been found in marine mud, rumens of ungulates, lagoons polluted with animal waste and sludge from anaerobic sewage digestors.
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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.