Methane emissions from terrestrial plants under aerobic conditions

@article{Keppler2006MethaneEF,
  title={Methane emissions from terrestrial plants under aerobic conditions},
  author={Frank Keppler and John T. G. Hamilton and Marc Bra{\ss} and Thomas R{\"o}ckmann},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={439},
  pages={187-191}
}
Methane is an important greenhouse gas and its atmospheric concentration has almost tripled since pre-industrial times. It plays a central role in atmospheric oxidation chemistry and affects stratospheric ozone and water vapour levels. Most of the methane from natural sources in Earth's atmosphere is thought to originate from biological processes in anoxic environments. Here we demonstrate using stable carbon isotopes that methane is readily formed in situ in terrestrial plants under oxic… 
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