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The expanding world of methylotrophic metabolism.
In the past few years, the field of methylotrophy has undergone a significant transformation in terms of discovery of novel types of methylotrophs, novel modes of methylotrophy, and novel metabolicExpand
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High-resolution metagenomics targets specific functional types in complex microbial communities
Most microbes in the biosphere remain unculturable. Whole genome shotgun (WGS) sequencing of environmental DNA (metagenomics) can be used to study the genetic and metabolic properties of naturalExpand
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Highly efficient methane biocatalysis revealed in a methanotrophic bacterium.
Methane is an essential component of the global carbon cycle and one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, yet it is also a promising alternative source of carbon for the biological production ofExpand
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Bacterial Populations Active in Metabolism of C1 Compounds in the Sediment of Lake Washington, a Freshwater Lake
ABSTRACT Active members of the bacterial community in the sediment of Lake Washington, with special emphasis on C1 utilizers, were identified by employing two complementary culture-independentExpand
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The enigmatic planctomycetes may hold a key to the origins of methanogenesis and methylotrophy.
Methanogenesis and methane oxidation are the major biological processes affecting the global cycling of the powerful greenhouse gas methane. To carry out the two alternative bioconversions, NatureExpand
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Classification of halo(alkali)philic and halo(alkali)tolerant methanotrophs provisionally assigned to the genera Methylomicrobium and Methylobacter and emended description of the genus
The taxonomic positions of four aerobic, obligately halo(alkali)philic/-tolerant, methanotrophic bacteria previously affiliated with the genera Methylobacter ('Methylobacter alcaliphilus' strains 20ZExpand
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Genetics of the glutamate‐mediated methylamine utilization pathway in the facultative methylotrophic beta‐proteobacterium Methyloversatilis universalis FAM5
The ability of some microbial species to oxidize monomethylamine via glutamate‐mediated pathways was proposed in the 1960s; however, genetic determinants of the pathways have never been described. InExpand
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Isolation and Characterization of Halotolerant Alkaliphilic Methanotrophic Bacteria from Tuva Soda Lakes
Abstract. Two strains (5Z and 20Z) of halotolerant alkaliphilic obligate methanotrophic bacteria were first isolated from moderately saline soda lakes in Tuva (Central Asia). The strains grow fastestExpand
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A metagenomic insight into freshwater methane-utilizing communities and evidence for cooperation between the Methylococcaceae and the Methylophilaceae
We investigated microbial communities active in methane oxidation in lake sediment at different oxygen tensions and their response to the addition of nitrate, via stable isotope probing combined withExpand
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Genome-scale metabolic reconstructions and theoretical investigation of methane conversion in Methylomicrobium buryatense strain 5G(B1)
BackgroundMethane-utilizing bacteria (methanotrophs) are capable of growth on methane and are attractive systems for bio-catalysis. However, the application of natural methanotrophic strains toExpand
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