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Methanobacteriaceae


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A family of archaebacteria which have a specialized type of energy-yielding metabolism, in which methane is an end-product. The organisms can grow only in the absence of air. They are found in anaerobic habitats, e.g. sewage sludge, the intestines of animals, sediments in natural waters, and waterlogged soils.

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