Methanosphaerula palustris gen. nov., sp. nov., a hydrogenotrophic methanogen isolated from a minerotrophic fen peatland.

Peatlands are important sources of CH(4) emissions to the atmosphere and molecular surveys have identified a diverse, but mainly uncultured, euryarchaeal community in them. Characterization of a strain, E1-9c(T), associated with uncultured group E1, from a minerotrophic fen is reported. Cells were regular cocci, usually found in pairs, that stained Gram… CONTINUE READING