Factors Affecting the Methanogenic Activity of Methanothrix soehngenii VNBF.

@article{Fathepure1987FactorsAT,
  title={Factors Affecting the Methanogenic Activity of Methanothrix soehngenii VNBF.},
  author={Babu Z. Fathepure},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={2978-82}
}
Methane production by Methanothrix soehngenii VNBF grown on acetate (50 mM) as the sole carbon and energy source was influenced by the addition of Fe, trace elements, and pesticides. The addition of Fe and trace elements significantly enhanced the rate of CH(4) production. The addition of pesticides in the early growth phase caused complete inhibition. However, less inhibition was noted when pesticides were added during early exponential growth phase. Addition to culture tubes of Co, Ni, or Mo… CONTINUE READING