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J Bacteriol. Nov 1974; 120(2): 974–975.
PMCID: PMC245865
Coenzyme M, Essential for Growth of a Rumen Strain of Methanobacterium ruminantium
C. D. Taylor,1 B. C. McBride,2 R. S. Wolfe, and M. P. Bryant
aDepartment of Microbiology and Department of Dairy Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801
1 Present address: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, Mass. 02543.
2 Present address: Department of Microbiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
A growth factor present in rumen fluid and essential for growth of a rumen strain of Methanobacterium ruminantium was shown to be coenzyme M, 2-mercaptoethanesulfonic acid.
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