Difference between revisions of "Methanococcus jannaschii"

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===Higher order taxa===
 
===Higher order taxa===
  
Domain; Phylum; Class; Order; family [Others may be used. Use [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/ NCBI] link to find]
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- Superkingdom: Archaea
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- Phylum:            Euryarchaeota
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- Class:                Methanococci
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- Order:              Methanococcales
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- Family:            Methanocaldococcaceae
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- Genus:              Methanocaldococcus (syn: Methanococcus)
  
 
===Species===
 
===Species===
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''Genus species''
 
''Genus species''
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- ''Methanocaldococcus jannaschii''
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- synonym: ''Methanococcus jannaschii''
  
 
==Description and significance==
 
==Description and significance==

Revision as of 15:49, 5 June 2007

A Microbial Biorealm page on the genus Methanococcus jannaschii

Classification

Higher order taxa

- Superkingdom: Archaea

- Phylum: Euryarchaeota

- Class: Methanococci

- Order: Methanococcales

- Family: Methanocaldococcaceae

- Genus: Methanocaldococcus (syn: Methanococcus)

Species

NCBI: Taxonomy

Genus species - Methanocaldococcus jannaschii

- synonym: Methanococcus jannaschii

Description and significance

Describe the appearance, habitat, etc. of the organism, and why it is important enough to have its genome sequenced. Describe how and where it was isolated. Include a picture or two (with sources) if you can find them.

Methanococcus jannaschii was isolated near a "white smoker," a hydrothermal vent 2,600 meters deep in the Pacific Ocean. ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Genome structure

Describe the size and content of the genome. How many chromosomes? Circular or linear? Other interesting features? What is known about its sequence? Does it have any plasmids? Are they important to the organism's lifestyle?

Cell structure and metabolism

Describe any interesting features and/or cell structures; how it gains energy; what important molecules it produces.

Ecology

Describe any interactions with other organisms (included eukaryotes), contributions to the environment, effect on environment, etc.

Application to Biotechnology

Does this organism produce any useful compounds or enzymes? What are they and how are they used?

Current Research

Enter summaries of the most recent research here--at least three required

References

[Sample reference] Takai, K., Sugai, A., Itoh, T., and Horikoshi, K. "Palaeococcus ferrophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a barophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2000. Volume 50. p. 489-500.

Edited by Tina Nguyen Tran of Rachel Larsen and Kit Pogliano