Importance of methane-oxidizing bacteria in the methane budget as revealed by the use of a specific inhibitor

@article{Oremland1992ImportanceOM,
  title={Importance of methane-oxidizing bacteria in the methane budget as revealed by the use of a specific inhibitor},
  author={Ronald S. Oremland and Charles W. Culbertson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1992},
  volume={356},
  pages={421-423}
}
METHANE is a greenhouse gas whose concentration in the atmosphere is increasing1–3. Much of this methane is derived from the metabolism of methane-generating (methanogenic) bacteria4,5 and over the past two decades much has been learned about the ecology of methanogens; specific inhibitors of methanogenesis, such as 2-bromoethanesulphonic acid, have proved useful in this regard6. In contrast, although much is known about the biochemistry of methane-oxidizing (methanotrophic) bacteria7… Expand
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