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methanogenesis Line breaks: meth¦ano|gen¦esis
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛθənə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/

Definition of methanogenesis in English:


[mass noun] Biology
The production of methane by bacteria or other living organisms.
Example sentences
  • Dolomite as a possible product of bacterial methanogenesis is absent in sediments from the Marnes Bleues Formation.
  • Selenoproteins are relevant to the controversy over the metabolic features of the archaeal ancestor of eukaryotes because, among archaea, they facilitate autotrophic growth and methanogenesis.
  • In the marine environment, methanogenesis is restricted by competition with anaerobic sulphate-reducing bacteria, which use similar substrates.
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