a type of Archaea known as Methanosprillum hungatei contains incredibly efficient energy-storage structures.
The findings are published in the July 5 issue of the journal Environmental Microbiology.
M. hungatei is of considerable environmental significance because of its unique ability to form symbiotic relationships with syntrophic bacteria to break down organic matter and produce methane gas. Yet while their important role in the food chain has been studied, little has been known about how they generate and store energy.
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