Methanopyrus

In taxonomy, Methanopyrus is a genus of the Methanopyraceae.[1]

Methanopyrus
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Methanopyrus
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Methanopyrus
Kurr et al. 1992
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Methanopyrus is a genus of methanogen, with a single described species, M. kandleri. It is a hyperthermophile, discovered on the wall of a black smoker from the Gulf of California at a depth of 2000 m, at temperatures of 84–110 °C. Strain 116 was discovered in black smoker fluid of the Kairei hydrothermal field; it can survive and reproduce at 122 °C.[2] It lives in a hydrogen-carbon dioxide rich environment, and like other methanogens reduces the latter to methane. It is placed among the Euryarchaeota, in its own class.

References

Further reading

Schacherl, Magdalena (December 2013). "Structural characterization of the ribonuclease H-like type ASKHA superfamily kinase MK0840 from Methanopyrus kandleri". Acta Crystallographica. 69 (12): 2440–2450. doi:10.1107/S0907444913022683.

Su, Andreas; Tripp, Vanessa; Randau, Lennart (July 2013). "RNA-Seq analyses reveal the order of tRNA processing events and the maturation of C/D box and CRISPR RNAs in the hyperthermophile Methanopyrus kandleri". Nucleic Acids Research. Oxford University Press. 41 (12): 6250–6258. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt317. ISSN 0305-1048. PMC 3695527. PMID 23620296. Retrieved 12 November 2014.

Scientific journals

  • Kurr M; Huber R; Konig H; Jannasch HW; et al. (1991). "Methanopyrus kandleri, gen. and sp. nov. represents a novel group of hyperthermophilic methanogens, growing at 110°C". Arch. Microbiol. 156 (4): 239–247. doi:10.1007/BF00262992.

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