Distributions of putative aerobic methanotrophs in diverse pelagic marine environments

@article{Tavormina2010DistributionsOP,
  title={Distributions of putative aerobic methanotrophs in diverse pelagic marine environments},
  author={Patricia L. Tavormina and William Ussler and Samantha B. Joye and Benjamin K Harrison and Victoria J Orphan},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={4},
  pages={700-710}
}
Aerobic methane oxidization in the pelagic ocean serves an important role in limiting methane release to the atmosphere, yet little is known about the identity and distribution of bacteria that mediate this process. The distribution of putative methane-oxidizing marine groups, OPU1, OPU3 and Group X, was assessed in different ocean provinces using a newly developed fingerprinting method (monooxygenase intergenic spacer analysis (MISA)) in combination with pmoA clone library analysis and… CONTINUE READING