Methylocella species are facultatively methanotrophic.

  title={Methylocella species are facultatively methanotrophic.},
  author={Svetlana N Dedysh and Claudia Knief and Peter F Dunfield},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={187 13},
All aerobic methanotrophic bacteria described to date are unable to grow on substrates containing carbon-carbon bonds. Here we demonstrate that members of the recently discovered genus Methylocella are an exception to this. These bacteria are able to use as their sole energy source the one-carbon compounds methane and methanol, as well as the multicarbon compounds acetate, pyruvate, succinate, malate, and ethanol. To conclusively verify facultative growth, acetate and methane were used as model… CONTINUE READING
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