Microbiology Monographs

(Endo)symbiotic Methanogenic Archaea

Editors: Hackstein, Johannes H. P. (Ed.)

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Methanogens are prokaryotic microorganisms that produce methane as an end-product of a complex biochemical pathway. They are strictly anaerobic archaea and occupy a wide variety of anoxic environments. Methanogens also thrive in the cytoplasm of anaerobic unicellular eukaryotes and in the gastrointestinal tracts of animals and humans. The symbiotic methanogens in the gastrointestinal tracts of ruminants and other “methanogenic” mammals contribute significantly to the global methane budget; especially the rumen hosts an impressive diversity of methanogens. This monograph deals with methanogenic endosymbionts of anaerobic protists, in particular ciliates and termite flagellates, and with methanogens in the gastrointestinal tracts of vertebrates and arthropods. Further reviews discuss the genomic consequences of living together in symbiotic associations, the role of methanogens in syntrophic degradation, and the function and evolution of hydrogenosomes, hydrogen-producing organelles of certain anaerobic protists.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Free-Living Protozoa with Endosymbiotic Methanogens

    Fenchel, Tom (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Anaerobic Ciliates and Their Methanogenic Endosymbionts

    Hackstein, Johannes H. P.

    Pages 13-23

  • Symbiotic Methanogens and Rumen Ciliates

    Ushida, Kazunari

    Pages 25-34

  • The Methanogenic and Eubacterial Endosymbionts of Trimyema

    Shinzato, Naoya (et al.)

    Pages 35-53

  • Termite Gut Flagellates and Their Methanogenic and Eubacterial Symbionts

    Hongoh, Yuichi (et al.)

    Pages 55-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
(Endo)symbiotic Methanogenic Archaea
Editors
  • Johannes H. P. Hackstein
Series Title
Microbiology Monographs
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-13615-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-13615-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-13614-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26495-5
Series ISSN
1862-5576
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 238
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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