Genome Sequence of “Candidatus Methanomethylophilus alvus” Mx1201, a Methanogenic Archaeon from the Human Gut Belonging to a Seventh Order of Methanogens


Citation
Borrel et al. (2012). Journal of Bacteriology 194 (24)
Names
Ca. Methanomethylophilus alvus
Subjects
Microbiology Molecular Biology
Abstract
ABSTRACT We report the draft genome sequence of “ Candidatus Methanomethylophilus alvus” Mx1201, a methanogen present in the human gut. It was enriched from human feces under anaerobic conditions with methanol as the substrate. Its circular genome, of around 1.7 Mb, contains genes needed for methylotrophic methanogenesis from methanol and tri-, di-, and monomethylamine.
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Publication date
2012-12-15
DOI
10.1128/jb.01867-12