Molecular detection and isolation from antarctica of methylotrophic bacteria able to grow with methylated sulfur compounds.

@article{Moosvi2005MolecularDA,
  title={Molecular detection and isolation from antarctica of methylotrophic bacteria able to grow with methylated sulfur compounds.},
  author={Syed M. A. Moosvi and Ian R. McDonald and David A. Pearce and Donovan P. Kelly and Ann P. Wood},
  journal={Systematic and applied microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={541-54}
}
This study is the first demonstration that a diverse facultatively methylotrophic microbiota exists in some Antarctic locations. PCR amplification of genes diagnostic for methylotrophs was carried out with bacterial DNA isolated from 14 soil and sediment samples from ten locations on Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. Genes encoding the mxaF of methanol dehydrogenase, the fdxA for Afipia ferredoxin, the msmA of methanesulfonate monooxygenase, and the 16S rRNA gene of… CONTINUE READING