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Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan 1986; 51(1): 201–202.
PMCID: PMC238839

Characteristics of methanogens isolated from bovine rumen.

Abstract

Six strains of methanogens were isolated from 10(-8) and 10(-9) ml of bovine rumen contents. All strains had the morphologic and physiologic characteristics of Methanobrevibacter spp. Four strains required coenzyme M; two did not. Growth of all strains either depended on or was stimulated by a mixture of isobutyric, isovaleric, 2-methylbutyric, and valeric acids. None of the strains reacted with antiserum against the type strain of Methanobrevibacter ruminantium.

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