methanogen definition

  • noun:
    • some of various archaea being capable of producing methane from decomposition of natural material.
    • some of various archaebacteria effective at methanogenesis
    • a kind of archaebacteria present in anaerobic surroundings such animal intestinal tracts or sediments or sewage, and effective at creating methane; a source of gas.
    • archaebacteria present in anaerobic surroundings eg pet abdominal tracts or sediments or sewage and effective at producing methane; a source of natural gas

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