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Life without light: microbial diversity and evidence of sulfur- and ammonium-based chemolithotrophy in Movile Cave
Microbial diversity in Movile Cave (Romania) was studied using bacterial and archaeal 16S rRNA gene sequence and functional gene analyses, including ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase
Stable-isotope probing implicates Methylophaga spp and novel Gammaproteobacteria in marine methanol and methylamine metabolism
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Predominant DGGE phylotypes, 16S rRNA, methanol and methylamine dehydrogenase gene sequences, and cultured isolates all implicated Methylophaga spp, moderately halophilic marine methylotrophs, in the consumption of both methnol and methamphetamine in coastal sea water.
Active methylotrophs in the sediments of Lonar Lake, a saline and alkaline ecosystem formed by meteor impact
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This study represents an essential first step towards understanding the relevance of methylotrophy in the soda lake sediments of an unusual impact crater structure and identifies active methylotrophic communities in methane, methanol and methylamine SIP microcosms.
Microbial degradation of dimethylsulphide and related C1-sulphur compounds: organisms and pathways controlling fluxes of sulphur in the biosphere.
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Current knowledge on the microbial cycling of DMS is examined and areas for future research are pointed out that should shed more light on the role of organisms degrading DMS and related compounds in the biosphere.
Substrate-Specific Clades of Active Marine Methylotrophs Associated with a Phytoplankton Bloom in a Temperate Coastal Environment
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This study expands the known diversity of marine methylotrophs in surface seawater and provides a comprehensive data set for focused cultivation and metagenomic analyses in the future.
Oxidation of dimethylsulfide to tetrathionate by Methylophaga thiooxidans sp. nov.: a new link in the sulfur cycle.
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The production of tetrathionate from an organosulfur precursor is previously undocumented and represents a potential step in the biogeochemical sulfur cycle, providing a 'shunt' across the cycle.
An evaluation of Thiomicrospira, Hydrogenovibrio and Thioalkalimicrobium: reclassification of four species of Thiomicrospira to each Thiomicrorhabdus gen. nov. and Hydrogenovibrio, and
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It is demonstrated that Thioalkalimicrobium species fall within the genus Thiomicrospira sensu stricto, thus reclassifying them as Tms.
Methylophaga lonarensis sp. nov., a moderately haloalkaliphilic methylotroph isolated from the soda lake sediments of a meteorite impact crater.
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A moderately haloalkaliphilic methylotrophic bacterium possessing the ribulose monophosphate pathway for carbon assimilation was isolated from Lonar Lake sediment microcosms that were oxidizing methane for two weeks and it is proposed that strain MPL(T) represents a novel species, Methylophaga lonarensis sp.
Purification and Characterization of Dimethylsulfide Monooxygenase from Hyphomicrobium sulfonivorans
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DMS monooxygenase represents a new class of FMNH₂-dependent Monooxygenases, based on its specificity for dimethylsulfide and the molecular phylogeny of its predicted amino acid sequence.
Novel methylotrophic bacteria isolated from the River Thames (London, UK).
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The results show that facultative methylotrophy is present across a wide range of Bacteria, suggesting that turnover of diverse C(1)-compounds is of much greater microbiological and environmental significance than is generally thought.
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