Contribution by the Methanogenic Endosymbionts of Anaerobic Ciliates to Methane Production in Dutch Freshwater Sediments

Biogenic methane contributes substantially to the atmospheric methane concentration and thus to global warming. This trace gas is predominantly produced by strictly anaerobic methanogenic archaea, which thrive in the most divergent ecological niches, e. g. paddy fields, sediments, landfills, and the digestive tract of various animals. Methanogenic archaea… CONTINUE READING