A newly described strain of the genus was isolated from submarine canyon sediments and is shown by comparative sequence analyses of 16S ribosomal DNA and the gene encoding methyl coenzyme M reductase, I, to be a strain of . Morphological and physiological characteristics are described. In contrast to the two previously described strains that grow exclusively on methanol, methylamines, and dimethylsulfide, C2J is also capable of growth on and methanogenesis from acetate. We propose that the species description for be amended to include aceticlastic strains.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Most cited this month Most Cited RSS feed

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error