Oxidation and assimilation of atmospheric methane by soil methane oxidizers.

@article{Roslev1997OxidationAA,
  title={Oxidation and assimilation of atmospheric methane by soil methane oxidizers.},
  author={Peter Roslev and Niels Iversen and Kaj Henriksen},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={874-80}
}
The metabolism of atmospheric methane in a forest soil was studied by radiotracer techniques. Maximum (sup14)CH(inf4) oxidation (163.5 pmol of C cm(sup-3) h(sup-1)) and (sup14)C assimilation (50.3 pmol of C cm(sup-3) h(sup-1)) occurred at the A(inf2) horizon located 15 to 18 cm below the soil surface. At this depth, 31 to 43% of the atmospheric methane oxidized was assimilated into microbial biomass; the remaining methane was recovered as (sup14)CO(inf2). Methane-derived carbon was incorporated… CONTINUE READING
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