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J Bacteriol. Nov 1974; 120(2): 974–975.
PMCID: PMC245865

Coenzyme M, Essential for Growth of a Rumen Strain of Methanobacterium ruminantium


A growth factor present in rumen fluid and essential for growth of a rumen strain of Methanobacterium ruminantium was shown to be coenzyme M, 2-mercaptoethanesulfonic acid.

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  • McBride BC, Wolfe RS. A new coenzyme of methyl transfer, coenzyme M. Biochemistry. 1971 Jun 8;10(12):2317–2324. [PubMed]
  • Paynter MJ, Hungate RE. Characterization of Methanobacterium mobilis, sp. n., isolated from the bovine rumen. J Bacteriol. 1968 May;95(5):1943–1951. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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