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Definition of Methanococcus jannaschii

Methanococcus jannaschii: A microbe that produces methane, an important energy source, and contains enzymes that withstand high temperatures and pressures. The genome of Methanococcus jannaschii has been completely sequenced.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=25598
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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