Selective grazing of methanotrophs by protozoa in a rice field soil.

  title={Selective grazing of methanotrophs by protozoa in a rice field soil.},
  author={Jun Murase and Peter Frenzel},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  volume={65 3},
Biological methane oxidation is a key process in the methane cycle of wetland ecosystems. The methanotrophic biomass may be grazed by protozoa, thus linking the methane cycle to the soil microbial food web. In the present study, the edibility of different methanotrophs for soil protozoa was compared. The number of methanotroph-feeding protozoa in a rice field soil was estimated by determining the most-probable number (MPN) using methanotrophs as food bacteria; naked amoebae and flagellates were… CONTINUE READING

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