Diversity and activity of methanotrophic related bacteria in subsurface sediments of the Krishna – Godavari Basin , India

The present study assesses the distribution, diversity and activity of aerobic methanotrophic related bacteria (MRB) dwelling in Krishna–Godavari (KG) basin, India. The counts of MRB ranged from non-detectable (ND) to 8.6  10 CFU gram dry weight of the sediment, with maximum counts at 24.2 m below seafloor. Greater methanotrophic bacterial abundance was at… CONTINUE READING