Characterization of an acetate-decarboxylating, non-hydrogen-oxidizing methane bacterium

  title={Characterization of an acetate-decarboxylating, non-hydrogen-oxidizing methane bacterium},
  author={Alexander J. B. Zehnder and Beat A. Huser and Thomas D. Brock and Karl Wuhrmann},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
A methanogenic bacterium, commonly seen in digested sludge and referred to as the “fat rod” or Methanobacterium soehngenii, has been enriched to a monoculture and is characterized. Cells are gramnegative, non-motile and appear as straight rods with flat ends. They form filaments which can grow to great lengths. The structure of the outer cell envelop is similar to Methanospirillum hungatii. The organism grows on a mineral salt medium with acetate as the only organic component. Acetate is the… CONTINUE READING
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