A marine microbial consortium apparently mediating anaerobic oxidation of methane

@article{Boetius2000AMM,
  title={A marine microbial consortium apparently mediating anaerobic oxidation of methane},
  author={Antje Boetius and Katrin Ravenschlag and Carsten J. Schubert and Dirk Rickert and Friedrich Widdel and Armin Gieseke and Rudolf I. Amann and Bo Barker J{\o}rgensen and Ursula F. M. Witte and Olaf Pfannkuche},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={407},
  pages={623-626}
}
A large fraction of globally produced methane is converted to CO2 by anaerobic oxidation in marine sediments. Strong geochemical evidence for net methane consumption in anoxic sediments is based on methane profiles, radiotracer experiments and stable carbon isotope data. But the elusive microorganisms mediating this reaction have not yet been isolated, and the pathway of anaerobic oxidation of methane is insufficiently understood. Recent data suggest that certain archaea reverse the process of… Expand
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