Meaning of methanogenic in English:

methanogenic

Pronunciation /mɛθənə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/ /məˈθənə(ʊ)ˌdʒɛnɪk/

adjective

Biology

See methanogen

‘The association between anaerobic heterotrichous ciliates and endosymbiotic methanogenic archaea depends on the presence of hydrogenosomes that provide intracellular hydrogen as a substrate for methane formation.’
  • ‘Until recently, the distribution of these functions has been limited to methanogenic archaea and methylotrophic proteobacteria, and their evolutionary history remained obscure.’
  • ‘Sulfate-reducing bacteria directly compete with methanogenic bacteria for vital substrates, such as hydrogen and acetate.’
  • ‘Continued metabolism of residual organic matter by methanogenic bacteria results in the production of biogenic methane which, under favourable circumstances, can accumulate in commercial quantities.’
  • ‘It is easy to speculate that methanogenic bacteria living beneath the surface of Mars could be the active source.’