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Methyloferula stellata gen. nov., sp. nov., an acidophilic, obligately methanotrophic bacterium that possesses only a soluble methane monooxygenase.
Phenotypically, strains AR4(T), SOP9 and LAY were most similar to Methylocella species, but differed from members of this genus by cell morphology, greater tolerance of low pH, detectable activities of RuBP pathway enzymes and inability to grow on multicarbon compounds. Expand
Humboldt’s spa: microbial diversity is controlled by temperature in geothermal environments
It is demonstrated that temperature exerts a strong control on microbial diversity when considered over most of the temperature range within which life is possible. Expand
Methanotrophic bacteria in oilsands tailings ponds of northern Alberta
The SIP-PCR results demonstrated that the Methylocaldum and Methylomonas spp. Expand
Photosynthetic isotope biosignatures in laminated micro-stromatolitic and non-laminated nodules associated with modern, freshwater microbialites in Pavilion Lake, B.C.
Abstract The influence of microbial activity on carbonate precipitation was investigated within micro-stromatolitic nodules associated with modern, freshwater microbialites located in Pavilion Lake,Expand
Stable-Isotope Probing Identifies Uncultured Planctomycetes as Primary Degraders of a Complex Heteropolysaccharide in Soil
The results indicate that some uncultured bacteria in soils may be adapted to using complex heteropolysaccharides for growth and suggest that the use of these substrates may provide a means for culturing new species. Expand
Metagenomic Analysis Suggests Modern Freshwater Microbialites Harbor a Distinct Core Microbial Community
The findings suggest that the Pavilion Lake microbialite community profile, metabolic potential and pathway distributions are distinct from those in the neighboring sediments and water, and reveals the distinct nature of these complex communities. Expand
Chryseolinea serpens gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the phylum Bacteroidetes isolated from soil.
An aerobic chemoheterotrophic gliding bacterium, designated RYG(T), was isolated from a soil in Germany and a novel genus and species is proposed, Chryseolinea serpens gen. nov., sp. Expand
Constraining carbon sources and growth rates of freshwater microbialites in Pavilion Lake using (14)C analysis.
The results demonstrate that the microbialites are actively growing and that the primary carbon source for both microbial communities and recent carbonate is DIC originating from the atmosphere, consistent with the previously hypothesized biological origin of the Pavilion Lake microbialites. Expand
Anaerobic carboxydotrophic bacteria in geothermal springs identified using stable isotope probing
The results show that bacteria capable of using CO as a carbon source are common in geothermal springs, and that thermophilic carboxydotrophs are probably already quite well known from cultivation studies. Expand
Methanotrophic bacteria in warm geothermal spring sediments identified using stable-isotope probing.
The results suggest that diverse methanotroph groups are adapted to warm environments, including the Methylocapsa-Methylocella- Methyloferula group, which has previously only been detected in cooler sites. Expand