Methyl sulfide production by a novel carbon monoxide metabolism in Methanosarcina acetivorans.

@article{Moran2008MethylSP,
  title={Methyl sulfide production by a novel carbon monoxide metabolism in Methanosarcina acetivorans.},
  author={James Joseph Moran and Christopher H House and Jennifer M Vrentas and Katherine H. Freeman},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={540-2}
}
We observed dimethyl sulfide and methanthiol production in pure incubations of the methanogen Methanosarcina acetivorans when carbon monoxide (CO) served as the only electron donor. Energy conservation likely uses sodium ion gradients for ATP synthesis. This novel metabolism permits utilization of CO by the methanogen, resulting in quantitative sulfide methylation. 

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