Intercellular wiring enables electron transfer between methanotrophic archaea and bacteria

  title={Intercellular wiring enables electron transfer between methanotrophic archaea and bacteria},
  author={Gunter Wegener and Viola Krukenberg and D Riedel and Halina E Tegetmeyer and Antje Boetius},
The anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) with sulfate controls the emission of the greenhouse gas methane from the ocean floor. In marine sediments, AOM is performed by dual-species consortia of anaerobic methanotrophic archaea (ANME) and sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) inhabiting the methane–sulfate transition zone. The biochemical pathways and biological adaptations enabling this globally relevant process are not fully understood. Here we study the syntrophic interaction in thermophilic AOM… CONTINUE READING
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