N2O-producing microorganisms in the gut of the earthworm Aporrectodea caliginosa are indicative of ingested soil bacteria.

@article{Ihssen2003N2OproducingMI,
  title={N2O-producing microorganisms in the gut of the earthworm Aporrectodea caliginosa are indicative of ingested soil bacteria.},
  author={Julian Ihssen and Marcus A Horn and Carola Matthies and Anita S G{\"o}ssner and Andreas Schramm and H lines Elber t Turner Rowe S. Drake},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={1655-61}
}
The main objectives of this study were (i) to determine if gut wall-associated microorganisms are responsible for the capacity of earthworms to emit nitrous oxide (N(2)O) and (ii) to characterize the N(2)O-producing bacteria of the earthworm gut. The production of N(2)O in the gut of garden soil earthworms (Aporrectodea caliginosa) was mostly associated with the gut contents rather than the gut wall. Under anoxic conditions, nitrite and N(2)O were transient products when supplemental nitrate… CONTINUE READING

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