Methane formation and oxidation by prokaryotes

  title={Methane formation and oxidation by prokaryotes},
  author={Anna Kallistov{\'a} and Alexander Yu. Merkel and I. Yu. Tarnovetskii and Nikolai V Pimenov},
The review deals with systematization and generalization of new information concerning the phylogenetic and functional diversity of prokaryotes involved in the methane cycle. Methane is mostly produced by methanogenic archaea, which are responsible for the terminal stage of organic matter decomposition in a number of anoxic ecotopes. Although phylogeny… CONTINUE READING