Growth yields of methanotrophs 2. A theoretical analysis

  title={Growth yields of methanotrophs 2. A theoretical analysis},
  author={David J. Leak and Howard Dalton},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Theoretical predications of methanotrophic growth yields have been derived using modifications of two available methods. Expected efficiencies of carbon incorporation and O2/CH4 or O2/CH3OH ratios have been calculated for cells with methane monooxygenase i) requiring NADH as sole source of reducing power and ii) utilizing reducing power supplied directly by methanol dehydrogenase, with carbon assimilation via the KDPG variant of the RuMP pathway. Comparison with results obtained in this and… CONTINUE READING