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Functional metagenomic profiling of nine biomes
Microbial activities shape the biogeochemistry of the planet and macroorganism health. Determining the metabolic processes performed by microbes is important both for understanding and forExpand
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Natural gas and temperature structured a microbial community response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Microbial communities present in the Gulf of Mexico rapidly responded to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In deep water plumes, these communities were initially dominated by members ofExpand
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A Persistent Oxygen Anomaly Reveals the Fate of Spilled Methane in the Deep Gulf of Mexico
Methane released during the Deepwater Horizon blowout was degraded by methanotrophic bacteria. Methane was the most abundant hydrocarbon released during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in theExpand
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New perspectives on anaerobic methane oxidation.
Anaerobic methane oxidation is a globally important but poorly understood process. Four lines of evidence have recently improved our understanding of this process. First, studies of recent marineExpand
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Opinion: Adaptations to energy stress dictate the ecology and evolution of the Archaea
  • D. Valentine
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • 1 April 2007
The three domains of life on Earth include the two prokaryotic groups, Archaea and Bacteria. The Archaea are distinguished from Bacteriabased on phylogenetic and biochemical differences, butExpand
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Propane Respiration Jump-Starts Microbial Response to a Deep Oil Spill
Diving into Deep Water The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was one of the largest oil spills on record. Its setting at the bottom of the sea floor posed an unanticipated risk asExpand
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Carbon and hydrogen isotope fractionation by moderately thermophilic methanogens
A series of laboratory studies were conducted to increase understanding of stable carbon (13C/12C) and hydrogen (D/H) isotope fractionation arising from methanogenesis by moderately thermophilicExpand
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Fallout plume of submerged oil from Deepwater Horizon
Significance Following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico an unprecedented quantity of oil irrupted into the ocean at a depth of 1.5 km. The novelty of this event makes theExpand
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Water column methane oxidation adjacent to an area of active hydrate dissociation, Eel river Basin
Abstract The role of methane clathrate hydrates in the global methane budget is poorly understood because little is known about how much methane from decomposing hydrates actually reaches theExpand
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Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of methane oxidation in anoxic environments: a review
  • D. Valentine
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
  • 1 August 2002
Evidence supporting a key role for anaerobic methane oxidation in the global methane cycle is reviewed. Emphasis is on recent microbiological advances. The driving force for research on this processExpand
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