Query: NC_008553:1717000 Methanosaeta thermophila PT, complete genome 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.
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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.